Thursday, 20 April 2017

Sewing day

L.Today we went over to 'Hannah's Room' in Ibstock for a Linus sewing day! We were a little disappointed with the turnout, as several people who had wanted to come had had to cancel at the last moment.  Besides myself, Paula, Julie and Maria there was Gail, Roxanna and Roxanna's talented daughter, Charlotte.  What we lacked in quantity, we made up for in quality! 

Katy Jones from 'Quilt Now' magazine had sent us some fabric, and we used the layer cakes to make some disappearing nine patches. Here are Julie, Paula and Maria beavering away. 

And here are Charlotte and Gail. 

While we were working, Roxanna sorted out some unlovely fabrics which she donated to Linus!  She is one generous lady!  We will certainly love and use them, in fact Gail and Maria promptly snaffled a couple for backing.  Result! 

Paula chose the Windy Day set of fabrics.  Here she is laying them out. 

Maria had the Nautical set and was a bit concerned that some of the fish were swimming upside down.  They seemed to manage! 

Julie had this set in turquoise and green.  Gorgeous. 

Gail's set was called Juicy, and had crisp colours and delicious fruits.

And here is Charlotte, who hadn't intended to sew, but was seduced by the simple pattern and beautiful fabric.  In the time she completed six blocks, which was awesome! She is hoping to finish the rest over the weekend.  What a star! 

And here is the completed top!  Charlotte certainly did a great job on this! 

Thank you so much to everyone who came today, and especially to Roxanna for hosting us all.  There will be another day on May 25th so book in with Roxanna if you'd like to come along. 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Talented ladies!

Just heard that a Linus quilt has won a prize at the Uttoxeter Quilt Show!  The '100th' quilt from the very talented ladies at Quilting Together in Shepshed won third prize in their category!  

Here it is again so you can admire it.  I am delighted at their success and not at all surprised, as they are very talented (and generous) ladies!  Well done! 
Also thanks to the kind fairy who donated the lovely fabric bundle which inspired it all!  All donated fabrics are put to such good use.