Show and tell

What happened to March! I think I blinked and missed it!

I hope you had a lovely Easter and were able to make the most of the extended weekend, despite the weather, mind you the rain makes us feel less guilty about staying in and sewing doesn’t it?

I took The Corner Patch on a lovely visit to Oldham on the 19th March to The Patchwork Parade’s Quilt show. I met lots of lovely people and saw lots of inspirational quilts.

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The classes at the shop are nice and full and the ‘Roll-over Quilts’ are starting to get slightly more complicated and look stunning.

March’s Block of the Month was ‘Road to California’ a combination of ‘half square’ triangles and ‘four patch’ blocks

these are only a few examples because the ladies are very clever at sneaking out without letting me take pictures, anyone would think they didn’t want you to see them, when I’m sure you’ll agree they all look smashing.

Aprils block is ‘churn dash’ a mix of ‘flying geese’ and ‘half square’ units. Saturdays class again tried to sneak off but I did manage to get a few pictures

there are still a few spaces left on the Thursday classes if you’d like to join in the fun!

we had a Trip around the World in March too – not literately, but that’s what this quilt pattern is called and don’t worry you don’t have to cut out lots of squares (well, you could if you wanted to, but life’s too short, don’tcha think?) We started with 10 strips sewn together and then sub-cut and sewn back together.

the ladies only got to make up the first quarter of their quilt tops in class, but I’m looking forward to seeing them completed. In fact Sue has been and layered up her quilt top and started quilting it, in the workshop at the shop and it looks fabulous

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This has proved to be a popular workshop so I think we will be running it again, maybe not this year but definitely next.

so that’s a quick catch up for March, I’ll try not to leave it so long until next time.

Happy sewing X



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