Thursday, June 5, 2008

Strippers, bags and cats!

Well, the strippers club met last Friday night and we got started on ''the quilt''. Everyone had a little homework to do before the night, and that meant cutting 128 small squares - except for one person who shall remain nameless who had decided to do a larger size of the quilt, so she had to cut 236 squares instead! The girls spent the night sewing and cutting and I spent the night pressing. You can just see the quilt draped over the noticeboard in the corner of the photo. There will be another couple of nights yet to get it completed so round two is coming up on Friday 13th! We all learnt the meaning of a ''scant'' 1/4'' seam allowance that night.

At stitching group that same Friday afternoon, Debbie brought along the most gorgeous little stitched table runner that she had done, using a Hatched and Patched Pattern called ''My Angel Garden''. How cute are these angels?

It's been a busy week with the Red Club meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. A couple of the girls brought along their finished ''Red Delicious'' cushions from last month - love the darker border of Carol's one and Margaret had done a neat little tie at the corners of her cushion.

So, this week we learnt to do English paper piecing with a simple little bag project.
This was my evenings entertainment last Monday night - have wanted to make up this pattern for ages - French Inspired Cats (one of the Woodcutters Daughter patterns) - it's been sitting on my sewing table for quite a while - so rummaged through the stash, found my template plastic and got cutting and stitching and stuffing! In no time I had a dozen or so cats ready for their neckties! Pretty cute, I thought.

There has been some fabulous new ranges of fabrics come in this week so will post a couple of pictures of them next time. Until then, happy stitching.



Julz said...

LOVE the Angel table runner stitchery - just gorgeous... The French cats are pretty cute too - I can just imagine a smaller version being stuffed with dried lavender guarding our precious fat quarters, creating a lovely aroma and relaxation when it is time to cut and sew our next projects...
Hugs Julz x

ngela said...

Hi Jenny
Love your new blog. The French cats are sooooo cute. Might just have to order a pattern for them from you!!! I am one of your mail order red club members and am enjoying getting a surprise in the mail each month. Thanks.