Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Hello again!

After quite a long absence I am finally doing the blog. 
I'm sorry that family and child caring commitments
have taken priority but that's the way it seems to be.
Lots of things have happened , we are having a new 
great grand child, a new home for the already great
grand child. A mental meltdown for me and husband

Malc. A holiday in Crete to top it all!!!
Margaret  has seen a similar throw
like this in a magazine, so  she bought
 the fabric and had it quilted at Trading
Post. All 3 throws came out beautifully.

These wine carriers were donated to our
new charity for kids to have a  health
check to diagnose heart problems in
 young sports folk. Irene is doing a fund
raiser nearer to Xmas.They have been made
by Lynda.

This is another of Chris's baby quilts
for imminent babies. (there seem  to be
lots in her family and friends group just lately)

This is another 3d quilt this time it's Jenny's
 a gift for one of her brothers. It has been to Stone
 to be quilted by Amanda Little.
She has done a wonderful job. We are sending
many more for completion/

The back view' just take a look at the patterns.

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These 2 are my donation to the charity stall at Xmas .

These are 2 of my quilts that have been to Stone to be quilted
and an excellent job again.

my first attempt at a Mariners star. Just to see if I could draw it out.
 Success but it did take hubby and my self to work out the geometry.
(I  never was any good )

This is the latest quilt in progress for our new baby
 due in the new year. a beautiful panel from

Monday, 10 July 2017

July 10th 2017

Just a few new pictures to show , it's not that
we've stopped sewing, just that I'm chasing 
my tail again. They say that time flies when
 you're having fun, I feel like stopping the
 world for a few days to catch up.

These three aprons have been made by Marion
just Quicky sewing.

This is a Xmas wall hanging by Marion it
will have Robins and beads to decorate it.

Lynda's lovely quilt , such a delicate choice of fabrics.
Tiny ditsy prints always a favourite.

Lynda's quilt with a super batik backing. finished and
just for herself.

Marisabell has been sewing this fish quilt
for quite a while, deciding how to quilt and
whether to add another border.

This is a stunning fairy quilt kit. Kate is making
this as a gift for a fairy loving friend.

Margaret has finished her flag cushion.
there were no instructions for this.
Just a photo of a quilt by Annie pie.
Margaret reduced the block size and hey presto!

Beryl has been sewing on paper. We tried it
a few weeks ago and enjoyed the process.

This is an early picture of Chris's
coffee table runner. it is of course now
finished, and she is off on her travels again.

Another of my scrap quilts, I'm  making
no headway in my stash at all.

a  poor picture I admit, but I love
this design, called scrappy crystal
by Bonnie Hunter.

This is a really easy quilt design, from
a quilt block magazine. Just half sq, triangles
and squares. Almost finished quilting now.

Saturday, 3 June 2017


Eureka I have at last found my blog. I dont know
 how I lost it , but as you will no doubt realise
a tech wizard I'm not. Some of these pictures
could be 2 weeks old so I apologise in advance.
This is a table quilt by Jenny, in lovely shades of
Turquoise and Grey's.

These are Irenes latest buy, pre printed piecing to make
the blocks illustrated. A safe way for some to make
blocks , you sew it all then cut through the paper.

This is an ongoing cushion by Margaret. a cut down
version of Annie pies flag, as seen in the pics.

This is the start of Val's scrap quilt, set on the stage
this shows the contrast the dark sections will have.

Also Val has made this German pattern of a
wrap around pinafore dress for her grand
 daughter, the bear and the bunny are
the same on the back too.

This is Kate's super king size quilt. A true labour
of love. Kate has been working on this for
quite a long time. Other projects in between,
always returning to this . It is really stunning.

Another project by Kate, a beautiful Fairy quilt
as a gift to a lover of fairies.

Marissabell started this quilt with hearts cut out
from the Accuquilt machine. This also is a gift
 for a friend. all beautifully quilted and ready
to go.

This is the start of Chris's coffee table runner, such a
lovely print and has been so popular in class.
This beautiful bag by Lynda is to carry all her
sewing boxes, such a super print that she has quilted
all around the images so that they look like applique.

As Lynda is the queen of bag making, these 2 are
the summer light weight bags for shopping.
 I'm sure she has a bag for every day.

This is my tumbling block quilt. So easy to do
and so addictive. I've made a Tumbling block
before with diamonds, never again after this
one, its only half sq. triangles and squares.
All pieced now and sandwiched just
waiting to be quilted.

Last of all these are my great grand daughters
pinnies. I can't believe how quickly she has grown.
She is now almost 18 months old. The only way
we can keep up with her when we're out and about
is with reins. Such a reality moment when she goes home
we need to rest . Bless.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Bank holiday blues.

Well we've been to Wales again , not a hot weekend
to say the least. We have caught up with friends and
 reviewed all the winter sewing. I've been inspired
yet again by my friend Lucy's applique. She has been
making quilts using the little owls from the 
accuquilt dies. We bought them last year for the class.
Ithink they may come to class on Wednesday.
This beautiful quilt has been made by Annette
quilted at Trading post. a gift for a niece in USA.

Another 3 quilts by Beryl all will be gifted for charity.
Most of the fabrics have been donated to the class
for nominal sums, so we all benefit from
other peoples stash.

This is part of a set of cushions in the making by Margaret.
It has been bought from the Bankrupt stock shop
in Newcastle. Each was printed as a chair cover,
so all the extra fabric will make the backs
with zips!

Monday, 24 April 2017

I'm back at last.

It has been a long time since I worked on this 
blog, I've almost forgotten how. I had a big birthday
at the beginning of the year and haven't been well 
since. The dreaded lurgy took over my whole system
and continued until this week. I'm back to my sewing
and still trying to finish projects, far too many for
comfort. We visited Uttoxeter show in April, not
 the roaring success it should have been maybe
because of the weather or the timing. Needless to 
say money was spent and new projects started
resulting in another pile of ufo's.

This quilt has been made by Val, I think its for her sofa
to save from head marks,( I hope I'm right)

These are the beginnings of a wall hanging
by arty Beryl, stitched onto velvet samples.
Using many techniques as per usual for Beryl.

As these pics have been taken over quite a period
this cushion could well be finished by now.
Margaret has been working on this, a prototype
cushion from a previous flag quilt made by Annie pie.

Joey has just started to quilt with us, this is a cushion for
one of her grand children.

The ladies have been knitting Innocence hats, till last week they
had made 200. Also 200 at Christmas. each one gets 25p
for the charity.

This vintage twin pram has been renovated by Marion,
her great grand daughter was so proud to show us all,
especially as she had arrived in grannies special car.
Marion rides a bike so the car has a hoist in the back.
This day it contained a special pram, the quilts below were
in the pram also.

This doll will possibly be finished by now, another gift
for a little girl in the far east. Chris was on a mission
to complete before her next visit some time now.

Paper pieced ie:-stitch and flip onto a4 portrait way. Cut in 2
length ways and the plain colour stitched to form a tube.
Then cut into triangles. Magic.

Uttoxeter charm purchase  Kaffe Fasset, this will
be a charity quilt.

and again this time a Robert Kaufman set, really

This was a small plastic bag of scraps from Linus stand.
The cost £3-00. As you must know by now, some one
elses scraps are always desirable( as if we haven't
enough of our own)

A variation from a recent quilt book, using all scraps.
I empted a draw to make this. Mostly the fabrics left
from previous quilts.

Another lap quilt made from scraps from other quilts, almost
finished just the hand sewing to do. That means the last
6 quilts are all mine to finish.(besides all the others that are
hanging on the bedroom door.)