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A Jolly Christmas Lunch

Today’s CE session was mainly focused on yuletide festivities with a yummy Christmas lunch provided by group members. As usual there was a wonderful variety of delicious dishes to enjoy.

We also has delicious mulled wine prior to lunch which was lovingly prepared by our domestic goddess Sandra.

Before lunch however, there was lots of chatter and some even managed to catch up on a bit of sewing.

And we also had some show and tell projects to enjoy

Amanda brought a Christmas sack and stocking that she had recently made at a Sew Lovely workshop in Penarth and a lovely stitched piece of work that she had completed.

Jane showed a pretty quilt top that she had made

The day finished with a surprise package from Secret Santa with lots of good wishes

Thank you to everyone who contributed to lunch and helped make the day so enjoyable

Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!


Christmas Celebrations!

Today Cutting Edge members gathered to celebrate the coming of Christmas with a bring and share lunch. But before the celebrations began members were keen to take the oppotunity to carry on stitching!

Little groups at each end of the table were engrossed in their work

JDF Brenda and Dianne

Catherine and Gilly

Gilly had brought in the table runner she started at Jeannies workshop

Gillys quilt3

And was working on a small piece of quilted work

Gilllys quilt

Whilst the two Sue’s were having fun on the Sissix machine using card that Hilary had rescued from round the Christmas Crackers at the recent Glamorgan Quilters lunch

Sue Bower Sue Thomas

And, Keris was on a mission to finish a Christmas wreath

Keris wreath

Fran brought along a quilt that she had made at a recent Sheen Norquay workshop

Frans quilt

Finally, it was lunchtime and it has to be said that as well as being starts at sewing members are also a dream when it comes to preparing a delicious spread of food.


Full and happy everyone enjoyed opening their Secret Santa presents whilst singing Christmas carols. And, as the day came to a close Hilary and Monica were surprised and delighted to receive beautiful orchid plants as a Christmas gift from the group. THANK YOU!!!

Merry Christnas everyone – looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

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!


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!

Bring and Share Christmas Lunch

Today, Cutting Edge held its very first Christmas Lunch – which was a bring and share affair! And what a super spread it was thanks to everyone involved!

Before tucking into the lovely lunch Jeannie showed us some of her new pieces of work. There was a quilt that she is making for a friend

Jeannie's quilt

The other was the quilt that she has made uses the loose fabric collage technique – it is awesome.

Jeannie's challenge

After this breathtaking display we moved onto lunch – yummy!


And after that everyone delved into the secret Santa. The remit was for everyone to bring something crafty – either handmade or items that were purchased. It was wonderful to see the delight on people’s faces as they opened their gifts.

Liz especially, as she guessed that her gift had probably come from the USA!


Sandra was delighted with her little angel kit


As ever Jeannie was a busy bee, managing to make some exquisite little decorations from buttons, fabric and beads.

Jeannie's decorations

And, she was very lucky to have some of Santa’s little helpers to help her untangle them when they got in a bit of a tangle.


Finally, it was noted that there were some very elegant ladies in attendance – sparkling ready for Christmas!

Pam Sandr and Hilary

Pam, Hilary and Monica would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year and we look forward to may happy meeting in 2014.