Thursday, 30 March 2017

Another Month Gone!

Jo was back with us after her extended holiday visiting her family in South Africa.  She was not in a sewing mood, so was making another beaded bauble to add to her collection 

Elaine has begun constructing this bag 
 and was very happy with her Easter basket

just needs some chocolate eggs 😋

Debbie is soldiering on with her Hexagon quilt

It's been ages since we saw some Japanese Folded patchwork, but this is the method that Jan is using for her daughters new quilt.

Chris is making the applique panels for the cute drawstring bag 
the pattern is almost an antique 😝
 Shirley was getting the order of her fabrics how she wanted before sewing this little bag. This will be used by her niece for nappies and wipes
 Ellen was stitching a panel
 More Hexagons from Toni.
she always uses such pretty colours
 Val was making ..... Can't for the life of me remember, but we will see it when finished I'm sure!!
 We had more of the Stumpwork ladies on show

Mrs Beal's apprentice is nearing the end of the alphabet
Such a good Student Pauline
  Wonder what the next level will be?
only a few more letters to go

Brenda is also making an alphabet quilt. This is a different design
 Someone may be panic sewing her Christmas Challenge!!
 And those chickens have been hatching


 I think that these may be Rosemary's
 Both of these have been named for their new owners
 Brenda has been making this baby quilt for a friend
 These panels have been waiting, for a while, for a new home. They look like the pages from a school child's Art book

Linda is working on a new arty project

Lynda has used up some Charm Packs on her new quilty project

 Alison has begun to smock a little dress
  Barbara wanted a new table centre to fit in with her Spring Summer decor, but when doing the swap over from Winter to Spring, she found a very similar one that she had made last year!!
Still, you can never have too many patchwork items in your home, can you?

Friday, 24 March 2017

Hen Night

The Wednesday night ladies were on a 'Hen' 🐔🐔🐔night led by Jackie. 
The ladies arrived with their work at various stages; 
Carol had almost completed hers, but then she was making four.
Chloe was tracing her shapes onto Bondaweb, 
others had the shapes cut out and only needed to press them onto the fabric and soon the sewing machines were all hard at work, 
 making place mats or table runners.

Bernice had attached braid

Linda's hens were for a cushion
Gail's son had requested a larger mat
Sally was sorting her shapes.

Brenda's rooster

Maggie lost an eye! 
We found the 'eye' when we were clearing up.
Gill's Chook

What a wonderful array of hens and many thanks to Jackie for leading this session.

Brenda showed us her quilt which is for a friend who asked her to make it for a new baby
 Another great night led by a group member - could you help with one of our project evenings too?

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Well, That Turned Out ...

Much better than expected, by most of us I think!!

Monday saw Diana Turner come along to show us how to make a "Portrait of a Lady

Diana talked us through the method and then - of you go!!

This is quite a small piece to work on and we were all very nervous that ours would not look how we hoped that it might😔

stitching the head down

Then to add the features

And after a bit of tra-la-ing with hair and some twiddly bits

The day went very well. Much better than expected,  though we did have a few laughs .

Thank you to Diana again for coming up with such a nice workshop

" using Stumpwork (what a ghastly name) 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Up Coming Workshops

 On Wednesday Evening, Jackie will be helping us make this cute Chicken Table Runner, or you can make table mats with the same design.

These would make a lovely Easter gift.

 On Monday, Diana Turner will be visiting to show us how to work a Portrait of a Lady using Stumpwork.

The requirements are listed on the Diary page

 Meanwhile, back in the room,

Maggie was showing her Attic Window quilt that, I think, she made at a workshop

 Amanda has another grandchild due, and was quilting this vibrant panel

 Maureen was quilting a pretty fabric piece that will be made into a cushion.
 Elaine is appliqueing a block that will be added to her new quilt

 Linda has purchased a Mini Embroidery kit
 and has already begun to work on it

 Elen is on a mission to make some Ribbon Angels that she will be selling at her church

there will be many
 Angie had bought a new embroidery panel pattern  at the Duxford Quilt show, but when she got home she found this one, that still wasn't made, so she is working them in order of purchase

Love this
 Lynda saw a stunning red, white and blue Lone Star quilt at Duxford and is using her scraps to start one for herself. Though I did hear her talking of making fabric a purchase, which is NOT using her scraps

 Barbara's tiny Hexies are coming together

 Jan is using a favorite design to make another baby qult

 Liz is using the Be Attitudes pattern book to make her blocks

 After finishing that lovely Flower Quilt last week, Pauline is now working on some hexagons

 Val was using a method that she learned at BQS to transfer a design onto a card

 More Hexies
 Annette was making some Easter Gift boxes

 Ena (who has nothing better to do) was beading these sweet tea light holders

 Fran and Colleen are both working on Candlewick designs

Mrs Beal has completed more of her alphabet blocks 
 More hexagons from Janis, this time being sewn down onto her backing

Therese is using fabric scraps to "hook" a new waistcoat.  She will need to do a bit of body building to wear this though, it weighs a TON!

Kay has a collection of very pretty Liberty prints that she is using in her latest project

And the pile of Linus quilts has grown to 153 so far!

with a few more to be labelled and then sent of by the end of the month, so that number will increase again.