ADVICE WELCOMED

I have been thinking for some time I would like a Web Site of my own, mainly to be able to sell some of my many things I have made.

How to set one up would be handy to know.

Who to go with would also be good.

If any of my Friends/readers out there can give me any advice or help or even just point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.

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REMEMBER THIS – BACKFIRED ON ME HAHAHA

11. amish dolls 49x45Well, Tessa offered me a swap of fabric for this, so as I am wanting to make a particular quilt and do not have enough of the fabric needed, I said OK, it would save me finishing it and I would have made a start on my collection of fabrics needed for the quilt I want.

Hahaha it kind of backfired on me as Tessa asked if I could quilt it for her, so I found some wadding and backing and as she only wanted Vermicelli doing  it didn’t take long to do, she also requested that I leave the binding for her to do. So there we are job done, it will be in the post to her on Monday.

I requested white with black on from Tessa [NOT black with white on, there is a difference] as that is the fabric I need for the quilt I wish to make next, I was sure I had quite a few of these sorts of fabrics, but when I looked in my cupboard, I had absolutely none, so I am doing an Ebay search for some in a mo. I need quite a lot of them, Annette brought some up for me today from her stash so I have started my collection already. If I cannot find any I may have to put out an SOS for a swap for some……

Oh yes pictures of the quilt will be on my other Blog of course as I have considered it a quilt I have quilted for others…which is true even though I made it    :-)  I am still laughing, hubby thinks I am totally nuts.

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MY GROUP DAY JULY 19

This I knew was going to be very busy day at my group and it just had to be a sweltering one didn’t it. I flagged all day I am afraid, absolutely no good in this horrid heat we are having right now. I was totally exhausted when I got home, my legs were almost screaming at me to stop whatever I was doing. It is now Monday/Tuesday and they are just beginning to settle down again. But hey-ho you have to get on with it don’t you. So  here you are the lovely eye candy for you from the day. First off here are some pictures of Books and Magazines we had brought to us for sale from Betty’s daughter. These are just a few, there were lots of them. Wonderful books, a lifetime’s collection really…Magazines from BettyBooks from Betty If you remember my friend Betty died earlier this year –

Picture of Betty taken a few years back, resting between sewing and chatting.

Picture of Betty taken a few years back, resting between sewing and chatting.

and her daughter has had the sad task of sorting through all her things, she got in touch with me and I suggested she bring it all to my group and I would do my best to sell what I could, actually Viv decided to stay and I was so pleased as she managed to sell rather a lot of stuff, the ladies got some wonderful bargains I can tell you, myself included. On the day we raised £165 which will be going to RNLI, Betty’s favourite Charity.  Thank you to all the ladies who supported Betty’s daughter in buying the books and magazines, I do appreciate it. There will be more items to follow for sale and I am getting a link soon to send to you so you can peruse the items in your own home, let me know if you are interested then I can link you to Viv.  That is coming soon ladies so watch this space. Suzanne was setting the ladies a small project for the day, she had made a quilt for a friend a while back and called it Dolly’s Huts, so she was getting everyone to have a go at making a Dolly Hut. Lots of the ladies have decided they are going to have a go at the actual quilt which is good for Suzanne as she designed it herself – clever girl – just love this quilt, can’t wait to see what the ladies come up with for theirs. Suzanne's Dolly HutsWhilst this was going on they also had the final part of the three-month project we had been doing, so hopefully come the next meeting – September – I shall have lots of finished STARS quilts. Oh, plus I got everyone to applique a heart onto a square for a small quilt I will assemble and we will then raffle at a later date and the money will go to RNLI in honour of Betty. Yep I am a bit of a slave driver, they love it though!!! First I am sharing pictures of the Birthday fabrics presented to the Birthday Girls for JUNE, JULY and AUGUST – June was a machine day, July was today and we never meet in August so thought they could have an early birthday. I get the ladies to tell us the colour they would like then the others cut a square 12 1/2″ or bigger if they cannot cut straight and the birthday girls get a lovely stash just look at these beauties…

MAUREEN's

MAUREEN’s

MARGARET's

MARGARET’s

ALISON's

ALISON’s

JENNY's

JENNY’s

DEBBIE's

DEBBIE’s

Enjoy the SHOWTIME from the day…

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JILL’s blast from the past, we did this a way back, but hey, at least she has done it now, well done Jill love the colours…

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ANNETTE’s fun hanging, I think we did this too a while back…

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ANNETTE’s — Fuchsia hanging, I keep meaning to make one of these it is gorgeous…

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ANNETTE’s — another blast from the past just so the ladies can see what we have done…

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ANNETTE’s – and another blast from the past…

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ANNETTE’s — I do believe she made a few of these for one reason or another…

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ANNETTE’s — this too I believe she made a few of for people…

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JENNY’s — a beautiful cushion, actually like those Suffolk puffs now…

JULY QUILT SET 2014 021 Claire

CLAIRE’s — This is the very first thing Claire has finished since joining the Quilt Set, Well done Claire it is beautiful, I really love this…

JULY QUILT SET 2014 022 Sue T

SUE TA went to a Shibori class and made this, isn’t it fabulous, I love love love this Sue

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SUE TA — yet more Shibori work, just gorgeous…

JULY QUILT SET 2014 026 Bee

BEE’s wonderful Quilt made with scraps, she certainly has a way with all those tiny pieces…

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BEE’s again, this is such fun, you have to click on it to see all the different things on here, so many, it is amazing, great stuff and so original, brilliant BEE

JULY QUILT SET 2014 030 Dee

DEE’s small cot quilt for a baby which has now been born so she has to get cracking on it and finish it to send it off, I think it is off to Italy, not sure now….

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JANET BAS – great idea of how to use those odd squares you are not sure what to do with..front of bag..

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JANET BAS — and the back of it…

JULY QUILT SET 2014 047 Dee

DEE’s fabulous Hobo bag, brilliant and so eye catchingly simple…

JULY QUILT SET 2014 024 Sue T

SUE TA — Gorgeous Dresden Plate cushion and beautifully quilted

The following pictures are still of the SHOWTIME on the day but as these were all from the Amish or not Machine day I had, I have put them all together here for you to see what the ladies achieved with their Amish Quilts….

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JANET BAS – absolutely stunning, love the layout Janet chose for her quilt too

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JILL’s Quilt is so very typical Amish don’t you think, I cannot stress how much I love this one, It is brilliant, well done Jill

JULY QUILT SET 2014 025 Suzanne

SUZANNE’s   stunning Quilt, Suzanne used a Jelly roll or some of the strips from one for her Quilt, it is absolutely amazing and the layout is brilliant, well done

JULY QUILT SET 2014 027 Bee

BEE’s Quilt, we just knew Bee would come up with a stunning plan for her squares she was making on the day and she has not let us down, this is so original, it is of course classed in the ‘or not‘ category, you have to look at this for some time to see the pattern emerge in front of you. Brilliant Bee yet again

JULY QUILT SET 2014 029 Margaret

MARGARET’s Quilt, I didn’t get to see any of Margaret’s squares on the actual day as she was using up lots of bits of strips and patiently stitching them all together to then assemble into the squares, such patience,  turned out really great Margaret

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DEE’s Quilt, yet another beauty from Dee, I love the way the ladies have done their own thing for the layout of their quilts, Brilliant job.

JULY QUILT SET 2014 032 Janet Br

JANET BR chose to stick to the sample layout I took along for them to see, she isn’t actually sure she likes it yet, not sure why I think she made a good job of it and hope she will finish it soon

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GAIL’s Amish ‘Quilt’, Gail chose to turn hers into a seat pad for her garden bench which I think is a great idea, the ladies at the group didn’t get to see it unfortunately but Gail kindly sent me this picture of it in use, thanks Gail it is great considering I know you do not like plain fabrics at all. Well done.

  I think you will agree with me that this is a really grand effort by all the ladies from the Amish day and the other quilts and hangings from the Showtime part one, well what can I say, I am very lucky to have such talented ladies come to my group.

I have one more Amish item to show you but that is on my other Blog….http://janquiltseveryday.wordpress.com/

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