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This is the start of a new adventure for Joan and myself, an exciting new patchwork and quilting shop called Dotty Dolly. We are based in Wellington, Somerset, at 13 Fore Street (opposite the Nat West). You can contact us on 01823 660879.

We are easy to get to from junction 26 on the M5 - come and see us if you are passing by.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Memory quilt update

We have given out loads of memory quilt packs and I thought it might  be really interesting for some of you to see what other people have done

I apologise as I am not sure who these squares belong to and I hope they don't mind us using them to help others.

These two squares depict the 60's and are completely different
These two squares are also completely different - one stitched and the other attaching a card of button thread
 Close up of stitching on 40's square
As soon as I saw this it reminded me of being a child racing up and down with my brother and sisters.

So for those of you that are not sure what to do the answer is anything that reminds you of the era you have chosen and it can be whatever you like.  I hope this helps but you are always welcome to ring us.

We have also been running our workshops for a while now and thought it would be nice to show what the Beginners group got up to

Elaine working away at her first quilt

Jeans log cabin - first of many

Nicky's Union Jack cushion - not quite completed

Another view of Elaine's quilt

Sarah's first cushion - she managed to make 2 on the day  

These are just a few examples of what everyone achieved. 

Our Beginner`s workshop last Saturday went well and everyone seemed pleased with what they produced.  Several people went home with more than one cushion, and several more came into the shop on Monday to buy fabric to make another one!  Elaine produced a quilt top which everyone was very impressed with - not bad for a beginner.  Jean and Jenny both went for log cabin, Sarah, Teresa, and  Denise a stripe with an appliqued flower, Ellen made a combination of squares and stripes - she got so carried away that she popped out at lunch time to buy more fabric for another one!
Nicky did her own thing and made a union jack which we all loved.

The next workshop is Cathedral Window, Debby is beavering away at the samples and muttering something about whose idea was this - it was hers!  Life is too short for cathedral window as far as I am concerned.

Our Thursday morning classes are going well.  We are making a sampler quilt using a variety of techniques - watch this space for progress.

1 comment:

  1. the squares for the memory quilt look good. One of the 60's and 40's are mine. am so chuffed that you have posted them Thanks Will pop up and get some more if there is still time to do them.