Friday, 21 January 2011
Sylvia's one of our new ladies and last week she made a
needlecase. Her first real 'go' at patchwork.
This week she mastered the Rotary Cutter by cutting out
all her squares and sewing them together for a cot quilt.
She's a lady on a mission as her new great grand child is due
in February and wants the quilt finished to hand it over
when they arrive. She does't know whether it's going
to be a boy or girl so has chosen vibrant colours to be on
the safe side!
I must say as well, Sylvia used up the fabrics
she had and some she had been given.
I love to do this and it is often more of a challenge.
Wow, Sylvia what a morning, you got so much done!
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Carols all fired up for more patchwork and Quilting
and is making a miniature Kimono, using my full size
version as inspiration.
Her fabrics are beautiful and vibrant.
The flying geese sections are going to be very tiny!
A good challenge!
See previous Wednesday the 12th blog entry this month.
Gallery Tuesday 18th of Jan was as busy as ever on the
creating front. Here, Jeanie is embellishing felt tops
on the embellishing machine
and using one of her original watercolour paintings
Her painting was of "Withering Heights".
Avery atmospheric painting of a house on the moors.
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Wednesday, 12 January 2011
So, here is the front of the Kimono.
(sorry about the light glare, I am still getting used to my iphone).
The Kimono needs the adjusting when the back goes on but I feel it's
coming on o.k.
I will post more as I go.
Talking about technology, yes, I did get a new computer and phone but
the new technology and a system that
I didn't have any understanding of did drive me into
a 'Technology Hole", as I am calling it.
I could only do so much each day to learn and do the basics with all the
orders that were coming and began to hate technology.
This eases, so if anyone is about to get a new computer,
give it time to sink in.
Be gentle with yourself!
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These are the fabrics I picked to make the "Kimono Wallhanging".
There were two Kimono's at Alveva Quilters Exhibition
this year and I just loved them.
Carol who comes to the Gallery on a Tuesday said she would
love to make a small Kimono wallhanging as she has some wonderful
So, I have made the full size one and I will alter slightly and make
the smaller pattern next.
The Chintz Crane fabric was given to me by Jeanette and I
am going to use it for the back.
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Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Ann had a stash of fabric squares she brought on holiday in America and
is now making a Quillow with them.
These are the squares cut out for the front and Ann is
busy sewing them together, after we labelled the rows once the arrangement
was worked out.
Today she was able to work out the front and back of the cushion panel
for the quillow
and do some felt embellishing.
I really love the brights!
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Pat made this embellished felt brooch to go on her
new felt hat.
The studio lady was more than happy to model it for her.
Pat has made two more from the same piece of embellished felt,
all are totally unique.
Well done! Pat.
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These are some of the projects that I never got to post before
Christmas. Here Carol is putting the finishing touches to her
Christmas runner. It looked beautiful and must have
looked stunning on her table.
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