Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Wicked Wednesday

Wicked being slang for "great". The day was spent teaching the second batch of U3A students: we were doing "Patchwork by Hand". Both were a lovely days and everyone got on so well, laughed and worked hard and were very appreciative so I was very pleased. I'll post pictures of our litlle projects in a future post. I'm behind because once I'd put my stuff in order after these days it was time to get on with other plans.  On Wednesday evening it was the last meeting of Quay Quilters. I'm ashamed to say I was so jittery about judging the challenge which was "trees" that I didn't take any pictures of the entries but they will all go on display at our show next year.  We missed our "chair", Vanessa, who couldn't be with us but the theme of quilts/needlework with a story turned up some gems. First off though was Show & Tell and one or two folk impressed me by  putting the Seminole kits from last time to good use.
The Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games is on tonight and I have a homemade curry ready to go . . .
U3A group hard at work

Bag by Pauline??

Valeries Seminole Book Binders

Jenny's bag

Bid's bag with machine embroidery

Other side of Bid's bag

Pauline 's quilt for a student

Friday, 11 July 2014

Bonnie Blocks

Yesterday and today I've pieced my Bonnie blocks and quilted them too. I find making these a very enjoyable task and the quilt should go together relatively quickly. Just two every two weeks or so is pretty easy to keep up with and we prepare a lot of the fabric patches at our gatherings. I like to see the other interpretations.

My blocks laid out



As I was sewing with white  thread
I sewed leader ender HST's for the
Quilt Show Bom from a few years ago.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Quay quilts

My workshop project from the TQG weekend.
I am a bit behind with posting as I have been out and about notably to Nymans, the home of the Messel family, where the extensive and beautiful garden was created over three generations. I've also been on a walk with a women's group which passed through Howletts Zoo, affording a glimpse of elephants. I have completed the setting squares to my workshop quilt, however, and think I've decided on a border  I wasn't sure whether to add one at all but bigger is always better! Mainly though I've been preparing for my patchwork by hand days with the U3A. The prep. could go on for ever but I've now drawn a line and it's just handouts and kits to go. The other photos are Quay Quilters' Show & Tell.

Mary Barnes' quilt from Maggie Kingston's workshop for Oast.

Pauline's piece from a workshop.

Mary I. with Africa quilt for a niece.

Elephant walk

Nymans: the rockery