Yesterday was to have been the first workshop this year, and we had to postpone it which was a great shame. We have managed to get another date next month, so hopefully all will be well this time. This meant that I didn't need to go to the shop yesterday, so I spent the day sewing. I have been working on some cushion ideas for a magazine that would like to feature some of our work. I am quite pleased with them, and if they don't like them I will show them to you next time, if they do like them you will have to wait!
Last time I wrote the blog, I mentioned some blocks I had started work on for a quilt as you go quilt. I want to make 9 blocks and so far I have completed 7.
I have also photographed my quilt top for the Dunkirk Memorial Nursing Home which I mentioned last week. I have yet to quilt it, and I will probably quilt it on the machine to save time. Again it is quite a small quilt, but they are lap quilts.
I finished this quilt top this week, and now need to get my act together to quilt it. I took it to our quilt group a few weeks ago, and was saying I thought the green squares were a bit much on their own. Shirley from Stitcherydo suggested I quilted a flower shape or shapes, which I shall do when I get my act together. It is made from half a jelly roll, so I now need to come up with something else for the other half! I have just noticed that the green pieces look like there is a stripe on the fabric, this is not the case. It is in fact the stripe of my duvet cover underneath!
It's very simple, but it's a good pattern for people who really have never done any patchwork before, and there is a little bit of machine quilting - good for practising straight lines.
The other cushion I made for the beginner's class is this one
You might like to know that the Vintage Bazaar will be holding another of their lovely days at Trull Memorial Hall, the date is Saturday 16th February. It is well worth a visit, particularly if you love vintage fabrics.
Well that's it for now. Hope you have all kept warm, now they are predicting rain and possibly more floods, what's wrong with sunshine and frosts? Happy sewing.