Saturday, 22 October 2016

Another busy retreat day

First group of pieced blocks by me

All the blocks laid out

the On Point view

Friday, 21 October 2016

Thursday retreat pictures

Miriam's pretty strippy quilt

Detail of embroidered and appliqued daisy

Isabel's disappearing 4-patch

and detail

Carrie's Kimonos

Detail of beautiful fabrics

Kathy's soft brushed cotton rails and houses top not quite done

Detail of little house

More from the Retreat

Seven Ssters by Julie with wonderful quilting

Pretty quilt with "30s'"  fabrics  by Isabel

Wonderful checks from Caroline

Strippy hexagons from Heather

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Gone Sewing

I brought my Jelly Roll Race to put on my bed

Top done


I am quilt retreating with friends this week with friends I only see on these occasions so a double pleasure, I sewed blocks together to finish a top and am now embarked on a long contemplated Stack and Whackery squares project. As it's easy to be distracted in company I have sewn test blocks and measured carefully.
S & W blocks done

The first of 12 alternate blocks

One of the best things about these events though is seeing the work and progress on the other retreaters' projects, Some projects make repeated appearances.
Detail of  Kathy's disappearing four patch

Amazing project by Caroline - the 365 Challenge, a block a day for a year.
Al done with stash scraps. No fabric was purchased in making this project.

Kathy's, using a Janet Clare layer cake. 

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Another Sewing Tidy in the making

Now with binding attached but not sewn down

Piece of Cake pieces trimmed and ready to join QAYG though trimming to the
finished size has caused a problem or two!

And with another block added; a monogram piece will complete this section.

Monday, 26 September 2016

U3A Sewing tidy

This is a sewing tidy to place under your machine with the pockets hanging down in front.
The mat under the machine protects table surfaces and reduces noise. The three pockets make it easy to keep track of your scissors and unpicker and any other items.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Twirling Hexagons

I handed over my Twirling Hexagons yesterday as a present for a young friend but took a picture before parting. It was made in a very interesting class with Maggie Breakspear and I used Malaysian batiks. All the class projects turned out well and were very different.
A different camera setting

Monday, 12 September 2016

Old and New at FOQ

Most of all I enjoyed the Guild's Family Connections gallery which included the sort of quilts I like and would like to emulate.
Bertha Mitchell Cumbrian Frame quilt

Lydia Davis smal frame quilt

Cann Family squares quilt

I always photograph quilts using shirtings and Marilyn Miles Recycling of Stripes quilt seemed very much in the spirit of older quilts.
Detail of shirtings quilt

Marilyn Miles' Recycling Stripes quilt