Whole lot of making going on….

another week has whizzed past, but the weathers getting warmer and the days are definitely longer, so we should be able to fit more in – shouldn’t we?

Lynne and Margaret started the week by coming in to add borders to their rail fence patchwork, I love the strippy effect this simple block gives. It’s quite a fast growing block too, so it’s great for those last minute baby playmats.

Margaret's red railfence

Margaret’s red railfence

Lynne used some of the Make a Wish from Lewis & Irene

Lynne used some of the Make a Wish from Lewis & Irene

Wednesday saw more fabric arrive – more Lewis and Irene (do you get the idea that I’m a bit addict to their fabrics?) this time Spring Hare, gorgeous fabrics in fresh spring colours and with hares and spring flowers – so pretty.

Spring Hare from Lewis & Irene

Spring Hare from Lewis & Irene

I also had some of the April Showers range – I just couldn’t resist the Scottie dogs!

More from Lewis & Irene, April Showers

More from Lewis & Irene, April Showers

Some lovely trims and ribbons from Groves and these pretty packs of fabric with matching buttons and ribbons – might make nice Mothering Sunday gifts.(hint, hint)

Pretty ribbon & trims

Pretty ribbon & trims

Stella popped in to find some suitable background fabric for her ‘Dresden Plates’ that she had made at Chris and Barbara’s Saturday workshop. She had used a ‘Miss Kate’ jelly roll, don’t you love the fresh reds & greens. We chose a very pale green dotty fabric, it seemed to set them off beautifully.

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she also bought in her finished ‘Charm square’ bag that she made with Tracy, but had had to leave the workshop early and so had finished it at home. It looks lovely, I think you’ll agree.

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Saturday saw the March ‘block of the month’ – ‘Pinwheel Stars’ start.

Helen bought in a couple of quilt tops she had finished – she doesn’t do small!

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we had lots of pretty pinwheels by the end of the afternoon

Sarah's pinwheel star

Sarah’s pinwheel star

Lesley's pretty pin pinwheel

Lesley’s pretty pin pinwheel

Alison made 3!

Alison made 3!

Nicola's pair of pinwheels

Nicola’s pair of pinwheels

I didn’t get everyone photo I’m just not quick enough they will sneak off without me taking a picture!

I had 3 lovely ladies come to start their ‘Absolute Beginners’ quilts, we start by measuring and cutting square and then sewing them together to make a nine-patch.

Nikki's beginners block

Nikki’s beginners block

Debbie's first block

Debbie’s first block

Karin's pretty pastel block

Karin’s pretty pastel block

They all did really well, especially as for some it was the first time using a sewing machine and although Karin is not strictly a beginner ( in fact I’d say she was quite an expert!) she did say she’d learnt quite a bit, with the hints and tips I like to pass on.

I’m sure you’ll agree quite a busy week, but it’s so lovely to see what people are working on.

I’m off to find shelf space for all this new fabric, although I don’t think it’ll be around for long.

Until next time, Happy Sewing x

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