MY GROUP MARCH 25th JUST ADDED A BIT

As you can see from the title I am only a little late in posting this for you to see folks.

We had a lovely meeting and I am thrilled to say my group has grown of late, we have some lovely new ladies so it has boosted our attendance, there was a time we got so low I was thinking of finishing my group so am pleased these ladies joined us.

Anyway, the day was spent yet again with Bridget doing the class of the quilt she is making with the ladies throughout the year, I felt awful as I hadn’t even started mine from last month, so when I got home I corrected that and made the whole lot almost in one sitting, eight blocks done ready for next lot. Phew!

Somehow we didn’t get to take pictures of any of the blocks made this time, it was a hectic meeting…never mind I hope our SHOWTIME pictures will suffice for you my lovely readers. Here they are..

Umbrella quilt by Anne B for her very lucky Grand daughter…

Batik quilt made by me for Annette for Christmas…

Annette’s Farmers Wife quilt ready for quilting, I know it gave her a bit of grief as the patterns didn’t print out to the correct size but it is looking good now…

Annette’s Star table runner, she very nearly didn’t get this back I love it…

Aeroplanes quilt for my son-in-law Clint [Annette’s hubby] made by me for him for Christmas…

Dee’s gorgeous Batik bag – which she left behind….

Now, the next lot of items are all from Jill, she said she decided to clear up and finish some of the small items she has had laying around for a while, oh my, she certainly had a purge-

Jill’s Batik quilt absolutely stunning…

Jill’s Blue hexagon cushion always pretty aren’t they the hexagons…

Jill’s cat cushion just makes you smile looking at it…

Jill’s Diamonds quilt a real blast from our past this one…

Jill’s Dresden Plate quilt made from the plates she received in the group swap…

Jill’s Flower Pot hanging done with Suzanne at the helm…

Jill’s Hearts runner simple but very effective…

Jill’s Mug-rug, I said I would love that muffin…

Jill’s Teddy cushion, a lovely panel for her to practice her quilting on…

Bag made by me, Di sent me a picture of this saying she thought I would like the quilting on it, I did so I made the bag…

Rainbow quilt made by me for Debbie, for all the times she has rang me and cheered me up and sent me little things again to keep me going…

Gingko hanging made for Pat B by me to celebrate her golden wedding…

Suzanne’s Hearts quilt, I was amazed when she held this up as I thought she was only making one of them but turns out she did FOUR, well done Suzanne it looks a real treat…

So there you have it, lots of lovely things for you to drool over, I am always surprised by the ladies, when they eventually get over their shyness and bring their work in to share, they should all be proud of their work I hope you agree.

I had to come back and sign in again as I forgot to put some piks up, we had passion4quilting attend our group today, it wasn’t until they started packing their stuff away I realised we didn’t have any pictures, so these are a bit rushed, sorry.

and these are all my goodies I bought from them, many thanks Sue and Gerry for attending my little group…

Definitely the end this time.

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IN SHOCK

Well, I am sitting here and slightly shocked, just heard that Katy Purvis has left Popular Patchwork Magazine, Katy who practically ran the whole cash and caboodle it seemed like it anyway, I never ever thought she would leave, but there you go. This happened way back in February and I have only just found out….

Bit shocked at that as I was a member of the PP Forum for many years, cannot believe that I hadn’t heard from one person about this until today.

Bit narked actually, goes to show we all nothing but a pebble in a bucket of water…..think about it.

Katy Purvis where ever it is you have moved to I wish you all the luck in the world and hope your bosses appreciate you. Bless you.

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MY GROUP SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2017

Well what a great day today was. I have that on the word of Margaret who told me at the end of the meeting that –

“this was just what everybody wanted, learning something new and everybody doing the same thing, a very enjoyable day”

What a lovely thing to say…I have to point out to you all now that I had taken a backseat today and one of the members Bridget was doing the class today, so that is great praise for her which I will pass on of course. I had to smile because after Margaret had said all that, she then quickly added, we enjoy your days as well of course….haha stop while you are winning Margaret.

I do understand what she meant, because I had taken a backseat it meant I could watch everyone and yes, they were all doing the same thing, bar one lady, and they were thoroughly enjoying themselves. Note to self ..give yourself a kick up the butt.

Luckily for me Bridget is doing more or less the whole years classes I believe so I am going to make use of the time by thinking us something for next year and catching up with everyone’s news. The class Bridget is doing  I called it Fabric Manipulation, to be done by hand which kind of ruled me out, although I will have a bash at doing it by machine at home, so watch this space.

We only have one picture of the blocks the ladies were doing on Saturday, Bridget had given them four print outs, 2 for January 2 for February, that is how she is going to do the rest, 25 all told. It is going to be a great small quilt and I am thrilled everyone is having a go at this very different to my style.

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I do hope you can see what they had been doing, I think there may be different blocks there, some got more than one done!!! Well done ladies and thank you to Bridget for a most enjoyable class, looking forward to March now.

So on to SHOWTIME – get a cup of tea, lots of piks for you to see –

First off, some Bags by Bridget, she needed an evening bag so decided to make her own, these are absolutely amazing folks, you have to zoom in on them to see their beauty…

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I am so sorry I have forgotten who made this stunning cutting mat bag, I will get it sorted asap…

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Some Graffiti by me –

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Another beautiful bag, this time made by Margaret, who told us the pattern had no end of errors in it so she had to ‘cobble’ it together as best she could, I think she has done great –

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Quilt by me for my elder daughter Suzanne for Christmas just gone – front view, picture below is back view –

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Quilt by me for Richard my son-in-law, for Christmas just gone, this was not square so I don’t understand what has happened here –

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Quilt by me, made in memory of my mum and her favourite colours –

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This Quilt is a joint effort, the patchwork blocks were made by Annette, my younger daughter, I added the four yellow blocks and quilted a sunflower in them to tie in with the other blocks, below is a close up of the sunflower –

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Quilt by me it is a different layout for log cabin blocks, not often seen also I do believe this quilt is oblong not square, so not sure what has happened there!!!!

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This is my GD Rebecca’s cross stitch of her beloved Audrey Hepburn, finally finished and ready to be pressed and framed, well done Rebecca –

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Drum roll please. This Sylvia’s Play mat for a new baby, it can’t be used as a cot quilt as someone – you know the type – told her to use wadding AND fleece on the back, whew, way too hot for a baby but fine as a play mat. Sylvia struggled all year with this quilt and I hope you agree with me she has done a great job on it, she got our biggest applause along with cheers on the day, well done Sylvia, what’s next?

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So that was Saturday, a wonderful day, I love being among Quilters they are the BEST people in the world.

 

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