Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Quilts and Cake

Progress update

I had a great time at my sewing group on Saturday, don’t we all just love to get together with other quilters to swap ideas, admire work, chat and of course eat cake!  But, my group meets  only every four weeks (just as well for my waistline) so I LOVE to follow blogs for my daily fix.

I worked so hard this Saturday, and am proud to say I made 20 of the 64 blocks for my City Lights Quilt.  You like?



We are also doing a group project, it’s actually a first although we have been together for about five years, you see we were originally two groups, the Special Needs, and the Smaries but as numbers dwindled we joined together to become the Special Smarties.  There are only seven of us plus Jan who owns the shop, Cotton Tree in Mickley Square, northeast England, who makes copious amounts of tea and coffee and dispenses advice, encouragement, and tuition if we need it.  Sadly our oldest member has some health problems and the travel is getting a bit much, hence the group project.  We have all made blocks to make a lap quilt for Paula.  I just need the final two and my job is to make the top.  



We chose the Circle of Friends quilt because thats what we are.

Noticed the pics are getting better? well..........a bit better.  Partly 'cos I am learning how to use the settings but also I used a 'proper' camera instead of my phone, or tablet.  One of the blogs I follow recently posted about taking pics and annoyingly I forgot to save it.  I'll try to find it, it made me want to do better, if only we could get some sun, and the rain would stop long enough to take them out side............  If you have seen such a post and remember which blog it was I would be very grateful if you would let me know.

The only thing left to say is I haven’t started FMQ a sample yet and yes, I’m still procrastinating, but, I have a day off this week and guess what I will be doing?  No I won’t still be talking about it, promise (I think), I WILL just do it so look in soon and I will post a pic.


Linking up with Lorna at http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

Just learning the linky up thing so please bear with me, I haven't got it quite right yet.

Smiles from


Kate

7 comments:

  1. Both of those quilts look great. I love the idea of simple blocks that show off fabric. It seems both of those could do that really well. I look forward to seeing more.
    Lori @ quiltmusings.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you Lori. I love simple too, after all it is the fabric that inspires us so why not show it off?
      Smiles
      Kate

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  2. Hi Kate! I love your square projects! I wish I could join your group as I don't have even one quilter friend here. Have my own guild with Nero, Hanna and Nelli. Could this blog be the one you saw for the photo tips:

    http://www.whimsandfancies.com/

    x Teje

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    1. Hi Teje, and thank you for your comments. Alas no, it's not the blog I saw, but it is very interesting, thank you for that.
      My quilting group started as a 12 month class, and just evolved, maybe you can find classes in your area. I am finding that the online quilting community is the next best thing, I am so happy to be part of it.

      Smiles
      Kate

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  3. Your quilt blocks all look so happy! And it sounds like you have a wonderful time stitching with friends. Looking forward to seeing your free motion progress pics. Just jump in!

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  4. Quilting with friends is the best! Love your projects, especially the city lights blocks!

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With smiles
Kate