Monday, 17 October 2016

October 2016

As this year was a birthday with an 0 for two Quirkies, we decided we would attend a workshop to celebrate. We went to Chichester to do Infinity Squares with Jan Hassard. It proved to be a challenge for all of us, but we persevered and have, or are on the way to, a spectacular quilt. Mine is not yet finished but here is progress so far.

Infinity Squares
I cannot decide if I want to make it bigger, this size would make a nice wall hanging. This picture does not do it justice, it is brighter 'in the flesh'.

Other projects include a bag for a fellow quilter, this was made as payment for transport to and from the workshop. The stipulation was that I make it entirely from stash fabric. I had to buy a long zip, but otherwise all the materials, fabric, wadding and lining, came from my stash. This is such a lovely bag, good size and fun to make. I have had a few hints for more!

Bee bag
I made a pair of table mats as a birthday present for a fellow quilter in America. I was pleased with these, I used the same template as the Milky Way table runner with a striped fabric. Had I had more striped fabric I would have made more mats.

Turtle table mats
Another finished quilt for Project Linus using animal squares surrounded by dots, with multicoloured half square triangles.
Africa 2 for Linus
I do enjoy making Linus quilts. This week I have been making a T-shirt one from some checks and stripes I got at our QoS trash sale. I added some fabrics from my stash to get a bit more colour, there is plenty left to make another or two. I made a small quilt from orphan blocks that were demonstration pieces for a Sampler quilt, and I have enough to make another small quilt. Several of us demonstrated the sampler blocks for our Quilting Group, Quilters of Sutton, as last years programme. It was a great success with everyone having a go.

Small sampler quilt - orphan blocks QAYG
As a result of the Sampler quilt demonstrations, I made some samples for demonstrating  'Quilt As You Go' techniques. I finished them off as table runners or hangings.

Three table runners
Small hanging
I made some small items for the Quilters Guild Festival of Quilts Tombola,

These three were zipped purses for the FOQ tombola
 and the Hever Quilt show for Region 2.

Elmore penguin pattern from Jennifer Jangles
Penguin mats pattern by Lynne Edwards
I have also been working on some projects for the Quilt Group, we are having a workshop for projects using Jellyrolls. 

Today I found some nice Christmas projects on You Tube from Crouton Crackerjacks, that I just have to try because they are so nice. 

As well as all this patchwork and quilting I have made three crochet blankets and a rather nice flower wreath. I cannot imagine why the whole world does not want to spend time crafting, there is so much pleasure to be had from making stuff, especially if it is practical as well as attractive.

1 comment:

  1. Wow oh Wow Christine! And I love my turtle placemats! They make me smile whenever I walk past the table!! @-)