I was going to open this post by saying, “I’m back! Did you miss me? In all the hustle of the Season I bet you didn’t.”, but I’ve had a few emails and comments asking about my blogging absence, which is so lovely. Thank you. It’s been a rocky few weeks, but getting back on track now.
But enough of that; last week was the last set of classes for 2015. How strange that sounds! Would you like to see what transpired?
Paula proudly showed off her Very First Ever Quilting Project – Finished!
and doesn’t her cushion look great? (How many of us can say they’ve finished their first ever project? Not me – I should possibly have started with a cushion too!)
And Paula is hooked (yeeees!!) so she started cutting out for her new project, learning about strip cutting, piece cutting and fussy cutting along the way.
Janna has finished the first of her blocks
and then had a lesson in EPP hexagons
Deirdre has so very nearly finished her quilt
with just a short stretch to do on the binding and a couple of diamonds to hand quilt, but the border is all hand quilted
and we do like a scrappy backing!
Anne-Marie’s angel has wings
and the snowman has his “carrot” nose and cheery smile
Sue 3 is making stars
Adrienne is slowly getting her Gypsy Wife together
Anne-Maree is making progress with her appliquéd hexagons
Pearl’s New York blocks are getting borders
Ellen has been bitten by the Star a Day bug
Karen is making Alice blocks
(complete with Christmas themed pegs!)
Jenny learnt about fussy cutting diamond stars, trusted me and was delighted when she opened up the star to find this!
and Lois’s Lone Star is growing.
Being our last day for 2015 we shared lunch…..and what a lunch!
Marilyn has been hand piecing hexagons
and wanted to try her hand at EPP so we had a lesson in that
Sue 2 has made this gorgeous Sew Together Bag (sorry the link wouldn’t load)
which opens out to this
And she’s also making lots of Star a Day stars
Sue 1 had a “Ta-Da” moment with her finished Green Tea and Sweet Beans Quilt
with such a cute backing too
Chris has finished her quilt for her sister, Matilda’s Medallion
Josephine received this lovely bag from her daughter
which I’m guessing will hold her new project, the start of which is this
Peggy spent her time cutting and marking
Lorraine was appliquéing
as was Lisa
Fiona has rows for her next “9th”
Jane has more bits of her DWR made
Nanette marked and pinned
then very bravely tried her hand at hand piecing
Chris had a cute bag too
and she even managed to do some stitching!
We sadly bade adieu to Chris as her work circumstances have changed, but hope she’ll be able to join us periodically.
Again we feasted finely for lunch!
And that’s it for class show and tell for this year. I’m so proud of everything my students have achieved over the year and so pleased to have been able to pass on skills and knowledge. I’m looking forward to sharing more with you starting in February 2016. Thank you too, my lovelies, for all your encouraging comments; my girls so appreciate reading them.