Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Lots of sewing

The last week has been filled with sewing, but none of it has been done by me!  Last Tuesday five members of our local group, Piecemakers, went into a local school and did patchwork with the 10 and 11 year olds.  The children were wonderful, all keen and beautifully behaved, and this is one of the completed cushions.  The pattern is from 'Quiltmaker' and is perfect for a first project, as there is no way you can lose your points!  If they're wonky, they just sparkle more, so it's win/win!

We bought a selection of bright colours, and the spotty one went down particularly well.
Then on Thursday it was Knit and Stitch, a monthly group making charity items for good causes.

We had a bumper attendance of quilters, and even had to get out an extra table!

Everyone beavered away and lots got done.

Here is our version of Bonnie Hunter's 'Easy Street', which we have made over the last few sessions.  It just needs a couple of corners and a border and it'll be complete.  To say it has been made by half a dozen different quilters, most of whom aren't very experienced, it went together amazingly well! 

Then on Saturday I taught a class on Magic Tile.  Unfortunately my camera battery gave out after this photo, but at least I have this eveidence. 

Yesterday DS returned from working in Japan for a month, and he was laden with goodies!  Here are two magazines for me (sorry they're on their side!) one of lots of log cabin designs and one with taupe-a gogo!  Lots of food for thought there. 

And he even managed to find fabric - the blue one is the Shinkansen (bullet train) and the pink one famous Japanese cartoon characters.  He knows what kind of things I like!

And here is something special.  He went to a craft centre, and there was a quilter there.  He admired her work and told her that his mother was a fellow quilter, so she gave him this leaf for me!  Thank you Japanese fellow quilter, and although I can't say thank you in person, remember that what goes around, comes around!