Doing Tuesday’s post reminded me that I’d totally forgotten to tell you about our last Woolly Bits Class in November, which was actually a whole weekend – as you do! Needless to say we had a fabulous time. So, if you don’t mind a bit of time travel back to last November, and a loooong post (I would have done this as a two parter at the time) with lots of pics……..here we go…….
GJ and I set off early on the Friday morning to get a good start on the sewing, and claim “our room” at Millrose.
But we weren’t the first to arrive; Katrina was already there and had this little creature well under way
which became a sweet cushion for Katrina’s niece.
I was a woman on a mission and soon had out my fabrics and the instructions I’d written up for a little bit of p-and-c-secret-sewing
a bit of block testing
then over the weekend, piles of multiple blocks zipped out of my sewing machine
By weekend’s end I had 51 blocks made! Pretty pleased with that effort.
Katrina also worked on her “Guinevere” quilt, sewing down the Dresdens
and putting the borders on.
Lynne sorted her supplies,
cut out the bag bits
cut out squares,
sewed the squares together, and started on the Woolly Bits appliqué
Jacinta and GJ bought the last two of these panels, GJ deciding to hand quilt hers.
They were both using the same coloured thread
and over the weekend Jacinta machine quilted most of the panel
It’s so sweet, isn’t it?
Jacinta also chose fabrics
cut them out
and stitched them together
and this was the start of the sweet pin cushion that I showed you on Tuesday.
Jacinta also whipped up about a dozen of these ready for all the family arriving for Christmas
Jan was making these gorgeous “berries”
and showed some of the others how to make a blackberry
and Jan was doing some intricate embroidery stitches as well.
Joy was hand quilting her latest Woolly Bits quilt.
Apologies to the owners of the next few items – I can’t remember who they belong to!
These sweet hexagons
this gorgeous work roll
which opens out…
and loads of these diamonds were cut too.
And of course there was food…….but I was too busy eating and talking to take lots of pics so you’ll just have to make do with these!
It was a great weekend, and I loved that panel so much I ended up tracking it down and ordering one for myself…….
Yes, yes, another quilt to make – going to test my machine quilting
lack of skills……..again. At least after the clean up I know where it is!