Here I am back again with another round up of events from my neck of the woods. Firstly let me tell you about our show, the figures are in and we had over 300 visitors through the door during the one and a half days we were open and hopefully we will have made a nice sum for whichever charity is chosen by the members. Here are a few of the quilts (and there were many) to give you a taste.
and 3 more to round up.
In my last post I mentioned the groups15 minutes of fame, well my dears! the exhibition was filmed and some of us (including yours truly) were interviewed for Just Hands-On.TV, apparently they will be uploading it to U tube in due course and letting us know when, so as soon as I hear anything I'll give you all a shout so you can tune in to watch and see a lot more quilts.!
I entered mostly smaller pieces this time plus a couple of charity quilts, Here is my Chairman's challenge piece for 2015. We had to depict a film or book title at A4 size, I was very pleased with this but it's soo easy to guess, then I actually missed the September meeting so it didn't get entered in the voting.
The sewing room continues to take shape and as you can see I am going for a blue and white theme. I am now doing all my sewing in there, but have not yet moved everything in, getting the storage sorted seems to be the theme at the moment and I am busily painting a chest of drawers which will double up as storage and ironing board. This is where I've got to with that.
I am really pleased with myself as they are completely made using scraps and as wadding I used a recycled electric blanket that the wires have been removed from which is really firm, I added the strips quilt as you go style and tried for a random look.
And here is the table, I bought an oilcloth cover and I think it looks much better, as before it just 'jumped out at me' as a large brown 'blob' when I walked in the room
Last but not least I have just spent a most enjoyable day at Clock Tower where most of us took part in a Disappearing 4 Patch workshop led by the lovely Sheila, I didn't get very far as I only found out on Wednesday that it was this month, (I thought it was in March!!!) so I spent a fair bit of time actually sewing the squares together.but once that was done I managed these 3 blocks.
I bought the majority of fabrics from Totally Patched who were traders at SVQ exhibition, and added 2 from my stash. Again I am going with the blue/white theme as this will be used in the sewing room eventually.
Right now I'm off to get myself some tea, then snuggle up with the aforementioned hand sewing in front of a movie.