Show and tell…

One of the things I love about owning The Corner Patch (apart from the lovely fabric, great customers, visiting fab quilt shows etc!) is when customers bring in their wonderful creations, it’s great to hear what has inspired them and to see what they have used their gorgeous fabrics for.

While I was at Swindon at the fabulous Guild day, Chris was holding a workshop at my shop on ‘Wonky Stars’. This technique is a great way of using up scraps, there is no measuring and you can use the ‘stack and whack’ (layer up your fabric and slice through it) method and judging by the photos, everyone had a great time.

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Wendy also bought in her finished Barjelly quilt from a previous workshop

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I’m sure you’ll agree it looks rather stunning.

Maria bought in a quilt top that she is ready to start quilting

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Maria is one of my ‘absolute beginner’ ladies and 4 weeks ago she had never made a quilt, this is her second quilt now and she hasn’t quite finished the first yet, she’s having her lesson and then going home and getting the second one to the same stage (that’s what I call addicted!) I think you’ll agree it looks very sophisticated.

Phyliss has got her ‘absolute beginner’ quilt to the quilting stage and it’s looking good

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As you can see we have safety pinned it to death, that’s our preferred method of basting at The Corner Patch it’s very quick and just as effective as tacking.

Helen came to the ‘Block of the Month’ class and brought along a quilt top she had made – log cabin with triangles added to the last ‘log’ and that creates a star. Doesn’t it look great?

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Helen is a bit of a whizz and also brought along a table centre she has made too

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all ready for quilting – some lucky person is getting that for Christmas so not only is Helen super quick, she’s super organised too!

The ‘Block of the Month’ has been ‘Pineapple Block’, foundation pieced, which is not everyones favourite way of piecing but everyone took up the challenge and super they look too…

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I didn’t get a photo of everyone’s block (they will sneak out without giving me a chance to take a photo- I think they must be shy!)

Sheila wanted to have a go at patchwork & quilting but didn’t want to make a quilt, she wanted a bag to keep her knitting in and keep it behind the sofa, so we made this lovely big bag, using a smashing pattern from Angie Quilts website.

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Sheila is so pleased with it , she says it won’t be behind the sofa now but in pride of place for all to see and I should think so too, it’s brilliant.

Nicola brought in a lovely zipped purse she had made at Zigzags, it’s beautifully finished even the lining is fabulous.

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What talented people they are, don’t you think?

As you probably know Tracy and I try to encourage the young sewers out there and we hold a ‘Little Stitcher’s’ Sewing club in the summer holidays and several of those young ladies have asked to have birthday parties at The Corner Patch and we of course have been happy to oblige and on Saturday afternoon Sophie and four of her friends came and spent a few hours with us and made fabulous tote bags

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Very talented young ladies, I’m sure you’ll agree.

We will be having a ‘Little stitchers’ day in October half term (Wednesday 29th October) making fabric baubles.

Until next time,

Happy stitching

Jane x

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