Some people just can’t resist the chance to sew when it comes along and today was no exception. It might be the summer break for Cutting Edge but a small group of members felt the urge to get together today to learn how to put piping on a cushion.
Chris guided the day with a great pack of instructions and samples and was on hand to give advice
And group members helped each other along the way
which resulted in a wonderful collection of cushions to show off at the end of the day!
Many thanks to Chris for her detailed preperation, expert guidance and support to help us achieve our aims!
Cutting Edge sessions are always a busy affair and today was no exception.
Those around the table were busy working on various projects and catching up for a chat with friends. Brenda, Bridget and Carol were busy quilting..
Others were busy discussing a planned community war quilt. What colour fabrics, threads etc. How can we make the poppies? Liz seemed to have a plan…
And the Scan ‘n Cut and Sissix machines were available to play with!
Monica cut out some letters..
… and a seahorse which will be turned into a stamp block for an up and coming Dyeing to Paint workshop
She also showed the group a cushion that she had made using a Sissix machine die cut
Caroline was on a mission to finish some cushions that she plans to give to her Russian visitors who are coming next week
At Show and Tell Jan showed the group a denim bag that she had made for her sister. She embellished it with the most beautiful machine embroidery
Jeannie showed a stunningl quilt that she was completing
Brenda showed a stunning cross stitch that she had done of her grandchildren.
And Corrine showed a stitched picture that she had made at the recent Alison Moger workshop.
More photos of the work that was created at Alison Moger’s workshop can be viewed here
How lucky we are to have such a talented and friendly group to share our passion of sewing with!
Tuesday’s Cutting Edge meeting was, as always, a busy affair with lots of beautiful completed pieces of work on show and plenty of work in progress. In addition members welcomed Robi Thomas from Swansea Festival Stitch.
Robi brought along her crazy patchwork and textile books that she makes from recycled fabrics – and which are truly works of art….
Members had also brought along work that they had completed to share with the group – and there was a lot of work in progress. It as all very colourul and beautifully made – what a talented lot we are!
As well as quilts there were cushions….
hand stitched samples….
a pin cushion..
and Glynis was knitting!
A memorable day and there is sure to be more next month!
Well done everyone and a Happy Easter
Many thanks to Lesley Halliwell and Liz Price for taking the photos
Today’s meeting was as lively as ever with sone wonderful work in progress, finished pieces and the added bonus of lots of wonderful stash to rummage through.
Some members brought fabric along to sell that they no longer wanted – or needed – the concept of parting with fabric is strange to some of us but we are always eager to buy – just in case we might need it one day!
Others rummaged through a great stash of craft materials that had been donated and as result of the generosity of our members £100 was raised for the British Heart Foundation – THANK YOU – you are truly stars!
And, whilst all this was going on there was a buzz of activity creating and completing some wonderful pieces of work – the show and tell session was certainly a testament to the talent in the room!
Gilly and Jan are currently attending a workshop to create a quilted bag – Jan didn’t seem to be too impressed with the number of plant pots that she has to make but so far Gilly’s looks stunning and we look forward to seeing the finished item.
Dianne showed two quilts that she had completed – an Africa themed one that she started some time ago
And a fascinating quilt that is patterned on the back and front. Someone at Project Linus is to be the lucky owner of this one.
and the front
Jeannie was embroidering over a piece of batik. She plans to turn the finished items into cushions. They are destined to look wonderful as ever.
Isobelle has used Oakshott fabric for her background design and is hand embroidering over the top.
Sylvana showed the very first quilt that she has recently completed – delightful!
Following a visit to Cardiff Museum earlier this year Hilary has created a fabric collage landscape which is to be a present for her father. Very clever the way it is constructed giiving depth to the whole picture. There was a call from some members for a workshop to find out how Hilary does it!
And Monica showed two pieces of work that she has recently completed. She has made another journal cover ready for her next trip to India in the New Year and a piece of fabric art which is a combination of painted fabric and applique work.
As Christmas is looming it was decided that we could have a play with paper and the Sissix machines at the November meeting to produce some wonderful Christmas creations. looking forward to it already!
At today’s UFO (unfinished object day) everyone was on a mission to complete their pieces of work – and many did!
Jeannie started off by finishing a pumpkin that she had been making. Not sure where the link with knitting, sewing etc. comes in but she was enjoying herself!
And, the pumpkin did come in handy later in the day when Jan finished her bunting and wanted to show it off! Beautiful colours and fabrics
Jeannie quietly worked away all day on quite a few things that she wanted to complete – and then gave them away to be used for fundraising – what a kind gesture.
She made the most beautiful cushions
and a lovely bag
Salinder also created a lovely bag as well as being busy making Christmas stocking and advent calendars.
Some were very busy working on their quilts. Malvene’s was a lovely hand stitched design. A gift for her grand daughter – lucky girl.
Jayne was making the border for her quilt – I think she mentioned that she started it 12 years ago? A lovely nautical theme.
Jane’s strip quilt was lovely fabrics – her son should be very pleased when it is completed.
Monica completed two little calico bags and yet another African doll, and was very grateful to Liz who offered to finish off the other one!
And, we mustn’t forget to mention the knitting – Ellen was knitting the most exquisite shawl embedded with little pearls for her sisters 60th birthday present. We are sure that she will be extremely thrilled with it.
It was a lovely relaxed day, with visitors who dropped in after their walk and went out with goodies that they had bought for Christmas gifts – thanks to Sandra and her mum for their support!
Looking forward to the next one!