Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Our second sit and sew day was great fun! There were lots of quilts for show and tell, some had risen to the challenge and produced pieced letters, while others sewed some on the day like Davina's 'cat quilt' shown above.
Here are a couple more - no prizes for guessing who made these!

Sorry for the blurry photo Jackie - I haven't got the hang of taking photos on the iPad yet. Liz had made a badge with tiny paper pieced letters as well as the bigger version. She also brought delicious cakes for us to scoff- thank you Liz.
These are inspired by the book 'Word Play Quilts'

Here are more fantastic quilts from our show and tell


This stunning VW pillow was made from a Tula Pink free pattern. Download your copy here.
Sorry if I didn't get a photo of every one but they were all fab - u - lous! After seeing Liz's wonderful quilts we decided we want to make our next get-together a scrappy trip around the world day so we're going to collect 16 by 2.5 inch strips and follow Bonnie Hunter's instructions on the day, the date of which is still to be decided.
I will be uploading more photos to our Flickr group. Why not join it and upload your photos too?
Please leave a comment if you have any news or useful links to share.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Sit and Sew Day is Nearly Here!

One week to go! I can't wait! We meet next Saturday 16th February at Clifford Village Hall, Albion Street, Clifford LS23 from 10am to 4pm.

I set about making an iPad sleeve last week and decided to add my initial so I would have something for our challenge theme of pieced letters. This makes me smile as it reminds me of Rimmer in Red Dwarf! On the reverse I made a panel inspired by the place mats Janet showed us last time but I used wedges cut with a dresden plate template rather than straight strips.

If you have made some pieced letters please bring them along as well as any other quilts for show and tell. Most of the day will be for you to work on your own project but I'll be demonstrating free motion quilting for those who are interested. If you fancy having a go yourself bring a free motion or darning foot for your sewing machine and a quilt 'sandwich' - good quality wadding sandwich between two pieces of plain-ish cotton fabric at least 14" square plus some plain paper and a pen for doodling designs. I'll bring a selection of threads to play with.

If you'd like to join us for the SASD and haven't already contacted me please email me: quilthaze at gmail dot com

Happy Stitching!