Technology!

With the purchase of a new laptop and trying to get to grips with Windows 10 I seem to have spent a fair bit of time of late grappling with technology.  But I think I’m winning!  I’ve worked out how to add documents to Google docs and in an attempt to impress I’ve written a short Newsletter which you can read here.

On a much more pleasing note, I’ve been busy making my daughter a grey and yellow quilt.

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I’ve nearly finished making all the stars now, just another 9 little ones to stitch together.  Then I will sew them into 12 blocks, each block will have one large, one medium and one small star and then some plain squares to make it the right size.  I’m pleased with how its looking, I think it will go very nicely with the cushion I made them previously.

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As they say, watch this space!

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Class Schedule for 2016

I’m pleased to say that I have now finished putting together the list of classes for next term.

There are lots of new projects to try but the classes are beginning to fill up so if you are interested then let me know to secure your place.  If you would like to do a specific project but aren’t able to come on the designated day then let me know and I will fit you in with another class.

The evening group will now be on a Thursday instead of a Wednesday but will be every week instead of fortnightly.

I hope that you will find something to tempt you!

Class List Spring 2016

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Converging!

These are the start of some beautiful convergence quilts that were made in class this week.  It was fascinating to see the designs coming together and the points matching up!

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Happy Birthday!

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Over the last week or two I’ve been working on a table runner for an 80th birthday present. I’m pleased to say it has now reached its now owner who is delighted with it!  It was a simple design using green and cream half square triangles.

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Festival of Quilts

The Festival of Quilts at the NEC is perhaps the biggest event on the UK quilt calendar.  I was lucky enough to be able to spend two days there seeing all the lovely quilts and visiting the stalls.  I may have succumbed a little too much 😉

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Among all the 1000+ quilts on show, my favourite has to be this one by Zsofia Atkins.  She is part of the Modern Movement, a Hungarian quilt group.  I just love the colours, the background quilting and all those circles! A very modern quilt.  If you click on the image it will come up larger so you can see the detail better.

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A Winner!

Nicki comes along to the Wednesday evening sewing group and she made a bag as one of her first projects. Last weekend she entered it into a local show and won First Prize! What a thrill for both of us! Well done Nicki, I look forward to seeing what you decide to make next.

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Thread Catchers

Today I’ve been making thread catcher pincushions.  These are very useful for putting next to you on your worktable to put all those loose threads in, and for using as a pincushion.  I’ve now written a worksheet to go with them as a few people have been asking to make them.  They are fairly quick to make so I’m hoping we will be able to make some in on of the Wednesday evening sewing groups.

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