Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Oast weekend

Another quilt  by Mandy at the trunk show talk

Mandy on the stage with her quilt

Mandy at the interrupted log cabin workshop with the sample piece.

Slass work

My pieces using a printed background for a blurry effect.

One of our members, Mandy Munroe, has carved out an interesting career almost by happenstance from beginnings as a hobby quilter to teaching locally and after a spell in America making quilts for fabric manufacturers and magazines. She gave a talk on Saturday and a very successful workshop on Sunday; everyone's blocks looked good.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Last morning

Tracy's vintage farm quilt inspired by Lori Holt.
 
Tractors play a significant part in Tracy's family life so no wonder it takes pride of place.

Maggie's churn dashes with centre transposed pinwheels.

Tracy's Pippi Long Stockings

Judi's super Elizabeth Hartman Fancy Forest animals; she paid great attention to the facial
expressions! Butterfly to follow anon.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Last full day

All good things must come to an end and now projects are taking shape and we are starting to get a little tired.
I have completed my stint of  blocks and rows or this year's Bonnie project.

Tracy's churn dashes with pinwheel sashing posts.

Gillian's Night and Day blocks

Marigold's long ago UFO from a Judith Trager workshop

Stacked border print quarter square triangles

Isabel's blocks to teach this technique.

Judy O's beautiful top: we all love this.

Mags has finished quilting and binding this.

Tracy's Lori Holt blocks

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Stitch in time exhibition


I caught the last day of this fascinating exhibition.
I was delighted to speak with Jaqui Holmes smocking practitioner.

Church hangings



Work by the Norwich cathedral embroiderers

Family heirlooms
I loved this textile piece by Barbara Russ

Wednesday

Marigold (back right)with her Stonefield quilt still sewing on hexagons.

Joy's magnificent quilt, a long time in the making with mitred corners.

Tracy' bright churn dashes with deliberate "mistake".

Valerie very pleased with her block.

And Tracy ith her "Pippi longstocking".

 
My 6" blocks, four rows done

TuesdayMaggie's quilt

Mggie's completed top which she'll finish with sme super quilting in the alternate blocks.
Heather Hasthorpe visited with things to show us.

And more things

Isabel's blocks
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More bags - I only had to make one as friendsmade the rest and bought them too, the money going to our show charity,
the Meningitis Society.
 the money going t

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Monday

 The rest of the party arrived today and already there was stuff to see. I pieced 6" blocks all day  (will post some pics tomorrow) and having completed my stint got on with assembling some trick and treat bags for our sales table. Judi and Judy O had been to Janet Bevan's recycled denim jeans bag workshop and produced two lovely items while Valerie has bordered her bright stars quilt.
Judi's bag

Back of Judi's bag

Judy O's bag

And the back


Valerie's quilt top

Three trick or treat bags

Monday, 1 May 2017

Photo opportunity

Cutting the Cake

Hand pieced top - Joseph's Coat

Detail

Detail: the large block replaced the original centrally
placed square.

At the retreat before most of the others arrived I took the opportunity to snap my latest finish and my big hand pieced quilt top before it's tacked for hand quilting. As I brought stuff for others as well as myself my car was packed to the gunnels but it all fitted in nicely.
Full boot

Back seat

Front seat -a nyone fpr  a lift??

Saturday, 29 April 2017

A finish and a start


The back

Here is a picture of my now complete Cutting the Cake quilt from Kimberley Einmo's workshop at Houston. The straight line quilting while not very close lines seemed interminable. I'm pleased with the bright binding and the Luke Haines brushed cotton back. I'll take a vertical picture of it on retreat next week.
The big stitches are my tacking of the quilt sandwich, not one of the alternatives! I've got as far as cross stitches in
the centres of the four patches.
On my return I'm down to do alternative hand quilting stitches at Quay. Fortunately I've located my previous samples but the sample quilt was sold last summer so now I've embarked on a fresh one. I'll keep it as an ongoing project as needed.