Lets catch up …..

It doesn’t seem 5 mins since we came back from Uttoxeter, but it’s actually nearly a fortnight (where does the time go?) I think I’ve finally put everything back and refilled all the fat quarters.

We’ve had a few classes & workshops…

Chris held a workshop on Barjello using 2 1/2″ strips, – the workshop was very quiet, I think it may have had something to do with the level of concentration required for all the measuring and cutting! we had some fabulous results.

Oli's reds for a Ruby anniversary gift

Oli’s reds for a Ruby anniversary gift

Margaret's cool greens

Margaret’s cool greens

Ruth's sophisticated olives & beiges

Ruth’s sophisticated olives & beiges

Rita's pretty greys & pinks

Rita’s pretty greys & pinks

Chris' Christmas sample

Chris’ Christmas sample

I can’t wait to see the finished results – I hope I don’t have to wait too long ladies!

Tracy’s ‘Bag of the Month’ workshop was a ‘Mini Charm’ Clutch – using a Moda Mini (or Candy) charm pack, a fat quarter & one long quarter of coordinating fabric

Mini Charm Clutch Bags

Mini Charm Clutch Bags

I know you’re not supposed to have favourites but I have to say I was very impressed with Tina’s bag – she had cut her own squares in whites and silvers and quilted it with silver thread, she wanted to use it on her holiday in the evenings and I think the ‘blingy’ button just set it off perfectly.

Tina's silver & white evening bag

Tina’s silver & white evening bag

Chris has been teaching this month ‘block of the month’ – Quarter Square Star

Whizzy Helen made 4!

Whizzy Helen made 4!

Loving Tina's turquoise & black blocks

Loving Tina’s turquoise & black blocks

Helen K tried a slight variation

Helen K tried a slight variation

Nicola's Stars

Nicola’s Stars

Alison's pretty floral stars

Alison’s pretty floral stars

we still have a couple of places for this block on Thursday 28th May – if you’d like to have a try.

Today Tracy has held a Pre-Cut Party – what to do with a charm pack – we found a simple(ish) pattern on The Fatquarter Shop’s website called ‘Charm Box’ and the results were brilliant…

Mrs Brown used a Grant Park charm pack

Mrs Brown used a Grant Park charm pack

Marilla's bright Chrismassy Kate Spain Charm pack

Marilla’s bright Chrismassy Kate Spain Charm pack

Tracy used the Whitewashed Cottage charm pack

Tracy used the Whitewashed Cottage charm pack

Tracy’s will be holding another Pre-cut Party on Wednesday 23rd September using a Layer Cake, why not join us?

Do you struggle with your binding? Chris’s ‘technique’ this month is all about binding – edge to edge and continual – it could be just what you need if you find it all a bit baffling.

I have had a delivery of more(!) gorgeous fabric from Blend called The Makers, beautiful soft muted tones and some lovely panels depicting ladies doing crafts, like sewing, knitting and painting..

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I have an idea for a little quilt – so I’m off to get sewing.

Until next time,                                                                                                                                       Happy Sewing X

2 thoughts on “Lets catch up …..

  1. alison humphries

    Hi Jane – love reading your blog as always! The Pre-cut Party results look great. I was so sorry to miss it – it is very annoying when work gets in the way of sewing! Can you put my name down for the Layer Cake Pre-cut Party in September please. See you soon. Alison



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