Celebrating the Arrival of Spring With a Bit of Sewing!

With spring in the air there was a spring in everyone’s step today and, as usual, great enthusiasm for an enjoyable day sewing and catching up with friends!

group

With “morning prayers” out of the way some members showed off their work – and what a wonderful display it was too.

Jeannie seems to have a never ending energy for producing the most wonderful quilts. This one she created from a picture in an American magazine.

Jeannie's quilt

And, this one has been made from colourful fabric scraps – a delightful gift for Project Linus.

Jeannie's star quilt

Brenda showed a quilt that she had also made from scraps. She thanked the person who gifted the box of buttons that she received from last year’s Secret Santa as she had used them to decorate the quilt – another one for Project Linus. There are going to be some very happy faces when their new owners receive them.

Brenda's quilt

Jan had also been productive. This is a piece of work in progress

Jan's quilt

And, this is one she made earlier.

Jan's little quilt

Dianne showed a reversible quilt she started in 2005 and has just completed.

Dianne's quilt

dianne's quilt reverse

Pat has nearly completed a Scottie Dog quilt that she started last month.

scottie dog quilt

Dilys demonstrated how to sandwich a quilt by using two pieces of wood – a method that you can use at home on the dining room table.

Click here for instructions. The link is also available in the top tips section of the Cutting Ede blog.

Dilys quilt

Jane was busy making a tea cosy with a camper van embroidered on it.

camper van tea cosy

Hilary was on a mission to finish a cushion for her niece. She used the loose fabric collage technique to create a wonderful butterfly.

Hilary's butterfly1

And Sue was making a Jemima Puddleduck quilt. She had been very inventive and used a rag book for some of her panels.

Jemima quilt

So much creativity and I bet it has hardly made a dent in anyone’s fabric stash!

And, to round of the action Pam demonstrated her painting with shaving foam – always a winner!

shaving foam demo

Lots of colourful pieces were produced and we look forward to seeing some wonderful finished products soon!

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