Friday, 18 June 2010

Blue Crazywork Cushion

Here is the finished Crazywork Cushion.
I love embellishing with stitch, beading and lots of machine quilting.
I am going to put this into the Embroidery Guild Exhibition
along with The Blue Moon Embellishment.
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Crazywork Cushion Detail

I think seeing all the crazywork from the Round Robin
I needed to make a cushion which had been in my head for a while.
Here is a section of the centre panel.
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Liz and The Flower Girls

Along with the Round Robin Reveal we had a full packed evening with notices,
Show and Tell and Exhibition details.
Our big Exhibition is the 23rd and 24th of October 2010.
Our theme is,
"An English Country Garden",
so we have started
collecting and making relevant items for it,
as well as making quilts,wallhangings and
articles for stalls and raffles.
The Exhibition is held in The Porters Barn in Feltwell.
It is a Medieval Tithe Barn so we have to hang alot of work!
Here Liz is teaching some of the members how to make
tissue paper flowers. They looked fantastic
and will look great on the stage area.
The ones in the flower pots were made by
Jill and she gave us all the pattern so we can go away
and make our own!
I have got to come up with the
back drop of a Country Cottage!

Round Robin Reveal

Alveva night was very exciting for members of the group as it was
the reveal ofthe Crazywork Round Robin.
We were all eager to open our boxes and
went into another room to look at what suprises we had.
Everyone of them were different and lovely in there own way.
We were all so pleased at our quilts to be!
Mine is the green and brown one,
at the front of the picture.
Everyone chose a theme or colour of fabrics and trimmings
to put in their box
along with a sample of their own square to give
the others in the group an idea of what we were
thinking of. Mine was based in nature and Asian Textiles.
We then showed the rest of the group.
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Alveva Quilt Day

Wednesday, I spent he whole day putting together a special scrap quilt with
help from the rest of the Clark family (Stewart and Jenn)
and Linda an Alveva member.
It was a real puzzle at times as every patch/block of triangles or
squares had been made by different members of
the Alveva Quilt Group.
They were all different sizes,shapes and some ascue!
Linda walked through the door of the studio and immediately
got machining on my very old but reliable Bernina
and Jenn was on the Janome and Stewart on ironing,
pinning and tea with me!
I machined when one of the two had to move to either
iron or position their piece back in the puzzle.
We finished the front and the centre panel of the back,
cutting out the back border strips ready to sew another time.
Thank you Linda for a fantastic job of squaring up, machining and listening to the constant chatter of the Clark's!
The Quilt will look great and I'll show you it finished at a later date.
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No Gallery Day

No Gallery on Tuesday due to my car deciding it is going to leak water everywhere.
We managed to get the car to the garage feeding it water as we went!
We picked up a courtesy car in the afternoon and are still waiting as it is the
Head Gasket!
The garage,Trevor Greef Motor Services Ltd,
is great and I have been on their website advertising
since they launced their website.
See what a great garage it is and a pic of me at