A lovely day was had by all, I know because it was written in the comments book I put out for peeps to put whatever they wish in it. I went back to basics for the ladies at this meeting, made basic 9 patches and applique alternate blocks. They loved it. KISS works you see….Keep It Simple Stupid.

February at the Quilt Set

Busy working –

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My how ti goes together demo, along with some tumbler shapes I gave everyone to try out –

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This is the days project –

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Close up showing applique setting –

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Suzanne set the squares differently for the ladies to see –

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Original set-up, Jill, Wendy, Janet and Sandra’s blocks –

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Love this colourway – surprise surprise it is Jean’s

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hmm this is either Margaret’s or Maureen’s they were both using the same fabric – what a shock they both had –

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Anne’s block on its way to completion –

This was the final day for our Birthday squares. We had ELEVEN Birthday girls today, which covered the months of January and February….A LOT of fabric was brought in for me to sort out, here are the fabrics the birthday girls got they were all thoroughly delighted. They each were to receive a square of fabric of their choice of colour 12 1/2″, but a lot of the ladies were very generous in that size and they got bigger pieces than they expected. Everyone got the same amount the pictures just came up different sizes…..

Anne - Blue birthday

Anne – Blue birthday

Barbara - Autumn  birthday

Barbara – Autumn birthday

Claire - Mauve birthday

Claire – Mauve birthday

Dee - Mauve birthday

Dee – Mauve birthday

Di - Turquoise birthday

Di – Turquoise birthday

Gail - Lilac birthday

Gail – Lilac birthday

Jackie - Green birthday

Jackie – Green birthday

Janet Bas''' - Lilac birthday

Janet Bas”’ – Lilac birthday

Pat - Red birhday

Pat – Red birthday

Sue T - Red birthday

Sue T – Red birthday

Suz - Any colour you like birthday

Suzanne – Any colour you like birthday

After all the singing to the ladies it was of course tea time, we do like our tea at the Quilt Set along with a biscuit or three. The ladies worked really hard all day at their sewing, it just goes to show if I get it right, they all do the item of the day, that makes me very happy I can tell you. We discussed lots of other things to do in the year and the outcome is we are bringing back BLOCK LOTTO, I will explain it next time. We chose not to do the birthday thing again, although I do have an alternative idea for them for next time. I don;t let the grass grow under my feet I can tell you. We also managed to sort out a day for a machine class. I will be doing FMQ in July. So quite a lot of things going on for our small group. Pat asked if she could bring her Granddaughter to the FMQ class as she loves her machine and is not scared of it at all. I would be thrilled if she chooses to come but am leaving it up to her to decide. Watch this space….

After a hectic day, well it was for me, we got to SHOWTIME, a bit late but never-the-less we have some real beauties to show you….

Barbara May

Barbara M – Disappearing 9 patch

Bridget 1

Bridget 1 – quilt from a class B went to with Katherine Guerrier

Bridget 2

Bridget 2 – close up the quilt

Debbie 1

Debbie 1 – Debbie is a very prolific sewer and loves nothing more than giving her work away, I know I got a gorgeous gift from her which I have forgotten to photograph at the moment –

Debbie 2

Debbie 2 – just beautiful embroidery on here –

Debbie 3

Debbie 3 – a runner with beautiful embellishments –

Debbie 4

Debbie 4 – close up

Debbie 5

Debbie 5 – close up 

Debbie 6

Debbie 6 – close up

Debbie 7

Debbie 7 – Finished project from last year, well done Debs

Irene 1

Irene 1 – can you guess what this is 

Irene 2

Irene 2 – It is a Quillo, very pretty too well done Irene, made from the hexagons she has been swapping with the ladies in Pat’s hexy group –

Irene 3

Irene 3 – Pretty bag

Irene 4

Irene 4 – a cushion this time

Jackie 1

Jackie 1 – The following are works in progress, Jackie has been making these for a while now and they are just so gorgeous I am glad she brought them for us to see how she is getting on, I did a kind of Baltimore or not class a while back and some of these are from that, others Jackie has designed herself –

Jackie 2

Jackie 2 – I apologise for the block underneath showing through, I should have moved them before the photo…

Jackie 3

Jackie 3

Jackie 4

Jackie 4

Jackie 5

Jackie 5

Jackie 6

Jackie 6

Jackie 7

Jackie 7

Jackie 8

Jackie 8

Jackie 9

Jackie 9

Janet Ba

Janet Ba,,, – Made from the class Suzanne did last February I believe. Suzanne designed this and this is the first one made for her to see, well done both of you

Janet Br

Janet Br – last year I was showing the ladies how to applique different ways and Janet went home and made this quilt using one of the ways – not sure which!

Margaret H 1

Margaret H 1 – Seahorses almost finished, just needs binding – {{More about this on my other Blog Quilting for others….}}

Margaret H 5

Margaret H 2 – Christmas comes early at the Quilt Set!!

Maureen J

Maureen J – now this took me back it was a small hanging I demonstrated when I was Chair at Northamptonshire Quilters way back in 199? we couldn’t remember, Maureen has just got the sleeve to do, we did laugh….At least she is completing it.

Sandra T

Sandra T – Sandra is a relatively new member of the Quilt Set but gamely brought along this for us to share, we did this in November, well done for completing it Sandra


You can see we are so busy at the Quilt Set, it truly is amazing what we can get though in a day, our next meeting is April, we were unable to have MArch for some reason!!! ho-hum.

I have to say I am just so proud of all the ladies they did so well on Saturday, I am a bit of a slave driver – they tell me – but surely it is worth going home with some idea or three for them to do at home at their own pace. Well I think it is.

Hope you enjoyed the show folks. Do let me know.

About jansmusingagain

Hmm what do you say about yourself? I am a Quilter. I just love to Quilt for myself and others. I love fabrics and threads, simple things, but they make me very happy.
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  1. searchfamilies says:

    Going back to basics is sometimes a good thing, there some beautiful projects there the ladies have done very well, you group is a great one & am sure the ladies appreciate all you do
    Hugs Janice

  2. Maggi says:

    What a great show and tell. Simple is often really effective, I love Irene’s fresh looking cushion and Jackie’s appliqué blocks are lovely. You might be a slave driver but the results speak for themselves.

  3. eileen says:

    Hi Jan
    Looks like I missed a great day. Loved the KISS blocks were the flowers cut free hand or using a sizzix. Would like to do the FMQ day. See you in April.
    Regards E

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