Sunday, 13 May 2012

Sewing day in Churchover

Project Linus is a charity which seems to inspire so many people, and this week has seen several of them!  Julie, who lives in the village of Churchover, kindly offered her village hall for a Linus sewing day.  What a treat - a whole day's sewing and no interruptions!  The hall was well equipped (it even had a bar, but we resisited the temptation to investigate it!) and there was plenty of space.

 Jill wanted to get to grips with Mile a Minute, and there were plenty of crumbs and strings for her to practice with.  Julie took a bag of small squares and arranged them beautifully into a charming cot quilt top.

 Paula chose a bag of 12.5" orphans, and would you believe it, when she took them all out, there were 23!  Why oh why is it that leftover blocks never seeem to be in useful numbers?  But it didn't faze Paula: she took the 6.5 bag and made a four-patch for the final block!

Here is the final arrangement - fabulous!  Some of the blocks look as if they were made for a sampler or sew a row, but they play beautifully together.


Jane discovered that the snooker table was a perfect size and height for layering up quilts.  She layered up this panel and another top, quilted one and took them home for binding. 

Julie started by sewing half square triangles into windmills, but once the snooker table was free, decided to take advantage of the opportunity to practice layering up.  She got on so well that she was able to start to quilt it too!  

Liz was happy putting orphans together, and sewed them on her gorgeous Featherweight sewing machine. 

 Debbie, a new quilter popped in and brought her first ever quilt to donate to Linus!  How generous is that!   
 And talking of generosity, Sue has given me this beautiful little Singer Starlet (with all the attachments and even the manual!) for people to use at Linus workshops.  She is a starlet herself!  Thank you so much, from me, from Debbie (who was the first person to use it) and from all the children whose quilts will be sewn on it!  And a big thank you to the ladies who came to the sewing day.  We'll have another one later in the year.