Saturday, 16 June 2018

Stash Sale Day

Wonky stars block: we were asked to not use "too many" pinks or purples.
Messy bits

It was the Guild stash sale today today postponed from last March because of snow. Despite my best intentions I was very naughty but am nevertheless very pleased with my purchases. When I got home I completed my Siblings together block of the month, wonky stars on white.. I made quite a mess with cut off bits of fabric.
I find these gold effect fabrics very useful
and these wiil replace those I nearly  used
 up on my Japanese DNP.
I think these were Beryl's sold  for her 
by Judi.

I'm doing a using stripes workshop at the TQG
weekend and these fair trade fabrics from Maggie fit
the bill.

And shirtings from Janet: I'm always on the look out for red
and pink checks. Goody.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Mug Bags

Tracy is going to teach a Guild workshop on making mug bags in July. Here is a selection of some she has made for friends and herself. Mine was nibbled by a mouse so I shall go and learn how to make another one.

Tracy with her mug bag

Group picture



Monday, 11 June 2018

Oast UFO Day

Thirteen of of us had a very enjoyable and productive UFO day.  On the way home, the longer country route, I stopped to photograph a field of poppies. Plenty of inspiration there, that particular colour of green against the orangey red. 
Photos posted with permission.
Hexagons by Ann Wood from Judi Kirk's workshop, Tracy Aplin with applecores and Katrina Loveridge's completed UFO Bargello top.


Tracy's applecores

Katrina's bargello

Bear's Paw

Spacious old school hall

Hard at work

Considering options
The workshop with Bears Paw went well, I thought. I was pleased some of the attendees opted for the triangle variation and I ws very taken with their projects and choices.
My quilt tops laid out on the floor: we had plenty of room.

Some of their work: stripes very well managed by Naomi and Pat's Santas all the right way up. Sharon on left and
Janet on the right below opted for a Christmas theme and Louise's nine patch squares were all different. 

Friday, 8 June 2018

Sewing Days

Jenny sandwiched this top she is completing for an older friend.

Judy O with delicate applique

Gillian with DNP top

This week it was our bi-monthly sewing day where Jenny had finished a quilt for a friend who has had to give up the craft.  Lots of old favourites among the fabrics.  Judy has put together the blocks she was working on at our retreat in May. Then Wednesday evening off to Quay Quilters where Gillian has made a DNP from William Morris fabrics. Today It has been lovely day here with dear friends. Mary has made a lovely quilt with an Australian theme for a tiny person person downunder.
Tomorrow Oast UFO day and a disappearing nine patch workshop on Sunday. No more scheduled.
Sewing with friends at my house

Mary with her downunder quilt 

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Workshop day

I've just spent a very pleasant day with the friendly ladies of Twydall Quilters who made disappearing nine patches in arious colourways Here are some of their blocks. I hope I've got names right and some I didn't catch.



Barbara sewed lots of strips

This student made an interesting asymmetric arrangement planned as a
topper for a garden table.

Monday, 28 May 2018


Louise Mabbs cushion

Zip closure

I've finally taken a picture of the cushion project started in a workshop with Louise Mabbs using a French seams technique. Very useful was learning how to use a placket to cover the zip. I've always just folded over the back before but this was much tidier. My husband likes this very much so it's a keeper.
Also my husband did duty once more to hold up the charity batik DNP started with Castle Wall Quilters. I sewed the last stitch of binding down at the weekend.
Warm and cool colours alternately placed
within the blocks.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Katie's Krazies

Katie's Krazies 52.5X64.5"

Amother picture
 I think these pictures look slightly different. The colour blocks were started in a QuiltCon class with Katie Pederson using a layercake of solids. I bordered them on three sides and squared up to make a good sized quilt.