Monday, 31 October 2016

Another Month Gone!

 And as its that time of year, Kay was making some spooky Tea Light holders

 I think these will be hanging in her window.

Rosemary is constructing the pockets of a new bag that she is making

 Louise has begun an embroidered panel that will finish in a cushion
 Hayley has made a selection of cushions
with an extra pocket for a book

 More reading cushions

 Ellen ( who can't make one of anything!) has been putting these sweet progress keepers together and they will keep her knitting and crochet pieces in order

 Colleen has made progress on her Candlewick Fairy

 And Fran has started one too
 Kathy is still working on her (very old) hexagons. These panels will become cushions

 Not Quilt related, but Bernice had been to a Flower arranging demonstration and had made a Pine Cone Garland. Very Nice!

 Ellen had been given a pile of new shirts to do something Charitable with!  The badge cannot be removed but the sleeves were, and now she has a bunch of little dresses for the Dress a Child Charity. 
Very Inventive Ellen!
 Ena seems to be fascinated with her baubles lately - another pretty one here

Lynda is making great progress with her embroidered panel
 Kathy was very proud of the finger-less mitts that she made with no pattern!
 Sue has used lots of her scraps to make this simple but stunning child's quilt

I thought that Jacki had lost the plot and was making square wreath

 until she explained that this would be a mobile for her soon to be born grand-child
 We won't disturb Maureen as she is joining her crochet squares into a blanket
a lot of concentration here!
 And last but not least - another very proud finish for Kathy!  this bag will grow as it is filled with her groceries.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Apres Holiday Round Up

 Because, although these photos were sent to me whilst I was away, I am reminded that I will NEVER try to update the blog from my I Pad !!!

 So lots to show - thank you Carol for sending the pics

Not patchwork but Amanda has nearly finished another lovely latch hook rug 

 Barbara has completed her Christmas Red Work quilt

 Jackie was cutting out a herd of little elephants ready to applique a new baby quilt

Carol had offered to  show how to make a Log Cabin Christmas Wreath panel for this months Project-

Bernice's start
 I am sorry to say that Shirley was the only taker from the Monday Group, so thank you Shirley, and Thank you Carol for turning up to teach one pupil!!

Brenda and Rosemary had gotten a sneaky start to this project 

Brenda's - almost finished!
These would make a lovely table centre at Christmas!  I am hoping to catch up with this project next week.

Bernice is also working on a Quilt As You Go Project
love the fabrics!
 Colleen is hoping to finish her Candlewick Quilt ready for a Charity Exhibition next summer

cute fairy
 Debbie has been folding fabric to make this pretty Christmas Tree

an old favourite

 Jan has another applique quilt on the go

 Kim is putting her little embroidered coat together
 Mrs Beal is working on Hexagons

 and is keeping her apprentice busy too!

More Hexagons from Sue

 And another purple block from Muriel

 For the Monday All Day a small group of members met for what would become something of a sweatshop!

 This year Piecemakers are sponsoring 30 'Shoe-boxes' for charity and have been very lucky to receive sleeves from men's shirts from a local menswear shop [Warwick's Menswear].  They found that some long sleeved shirts were not selling so it was decided to cut the sleeves off and make them short sleeved and apparently they have sold well!
 We were lucky enough to receive the sleeves

 and so the cuffs have been cut off
and after a little judicious stitching they have turned into little pencil cases, complete with coloured crayons, that will go into our shoe-boxes. 

By the end of the day 96 had been made - 
Well done to Ena and Carol who unpicked the cuff to remove the remains of the sleeve, Val, Toni and Glenys for machining them together and Maureen and Ellen for sewing on a pretty button.  Thanks also to other members of the group who were 'press-ganged' into sewing on buttons.  We didn't think we would get them complete in one day. 

  The rest of the sleeves have been cut into 4" square and will be turned into Linus quilts, so nothing is wasted!!"

 A BIG Thank You to Warwicks Menswear  for donating these lovely cotton fabrics

Monday, 3 October 2016

A Quick Update

 Jackie has been working hard to get this lovely quilt completed before the recipient leaves their shared workplace.
She has made a great job of it too!

 Bernice has been working on this mixed block project with another group that she belongs too

Love the seed head embroidery!

 She has also been on a very successful course  and is adding beads, a lot of beads!  We will see the finished items later

Our Project for October will be a Log Cabin Advent Wreath

You may all find it useful to prepare your cut pieces before coming to the workshop

Pop over to the Diary page for more details

I am away for a couple of weeks - a well deserved holiday if I say so myself!!

I am hoping that someone will be able to keep up with the photo taking and email to me so that I can post on here whilst I am away!!

See you all later in the month !