Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Is Spring on it's way?

Such a beautiful day - made me wonder of Spring could be on it's way? I hope so!

I had to be home all day for the various workmen required to install a new cooker so the girls all came here. I hadn't thought about the lack of electricity so it was a sandwich lunch! Thankfully the electrician gave me chance to boil the kettle at regular intervals so we were still able to manage copious amount of tea!

 I have been sewing together 2 1/2" scrap strips as a leaders and enders project which is now in danger of becoming a project in it's own right! I think there will need to be some rearrangement of the blocks when all are sewn but you get an idea of how the finished quilt may look.

Amanda  was preparing the third block of her BOM project from Patchwork Cabin. The blocks are big and beautiful, fabulous colours. She spent today preparing all the components of a block and laid it out for us to see what it will be like when sewn. 

Caroline had a cross stitch project. We have all done cross stitch but I had to admire the neatness of Caroline's stitching - not sure my eyesight is up to the challenge these days. You can see in the picture how fine the work is...
Yesterday Caroline had been preparing a UFO for it's borders. We are hoping to meet later in the week to get a few quilt tops sandwiched and pinned in readiness for quilting
    This black and white top is Caroline's. I love the contrast between the fabrics

Janet has been a very busy bee and has almost completed 2 beautiful tops with fabric from a friend who is now too poorly to quilt. Both these quilts will be donated to Charity. Both feature flying geese and we discussed the possibility of a future class using 'geese'! The quilt to the right (Janet's design) has some beautiful quilting so today Janet was tying off and sewing in thread ends

This is an Open Gate pattern by Monique Dillard

The quilts above are both nearing completion. The smaller of the two was pieced by the aforementioned friend. The one on the right is Janet's. She has been very busy!

We missed Alison today who is helping her mother to move. We hope the move goes well

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