The fabrics were part of Margarets stash, the very kind lady who bought the ACCUQUILT GO, GO BABY & 25 DIES for the use of all quilters from this area, these were gifted to me before she very sadly passed away a few weeks ago. Her husband has asked me to re-cycle her stash & this is what we started yesterday.
The pieces for both quilts were cut mostly with the GO. On Saturday at the Bee Inspired thank you day we raised nearly £25 from the sales of her magazines towards to cost of the wadding for the quilts
I want to publicly thank everyone who helped yesterday & David & Jemma from Bee Inspired for donating the use of the studio, the electricity with the fans going all day, the tea & cakes & for being such fabulous employers.
I also want to thank all the people who turned out on a beautiful day to hand or machine sew 2 wonderful quilt tops.
All the pieces are either sewn or cut & we are having another day TUESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2011, where the sashings will be attached & the quilts wadded & backed for my Quilt of you go method of joining. IF ANYONE CAN HELP on this day 10 to 4 please contact me.
Here are some images of some of the people helping including a secondary school lad who was wonderful with cutting pieces & hand sewing, such an inspiration
Cutting pieces on the GO needed a fan to keep us cool
Hand stitching & machine stitching, why do people run away when the camera appears?
Terrific group of hand stitchers, 9 rows of 15 tumbler pieces were sewn together, they worked so very hard, fortified by home made biscuits & cake & myself with strawberries & nectarines (thanks Carolyn for being so thoughtful)
Cut & sew & iron & stitch - I am a hard task master!! (not really) everyone was really dedicated
Here is the HAND SEWN QUILT, all the rows are complete - when the others return & when the sashing (brown) is joined then the top will be finished. It is various green fabrics with tone on tone & is a tumbler glass pattern. It is good to put sashing strips in between as every stitcher has a different quarter inch seam allowance. The sashings will allow for any deviations to not show. There are rules with regard to sizes, min & max. I am glad that there are rules. You can see some patches ready to make the PRESENTATION CASE for the quilt
This is the machine sewn quilt. I produced the pattern using Electric Quilt company software. My favourite block is CHURN DASH. We used Red, Blue & tone on tone cream / white fabrics. All have to be good quality fabrics, with no cheap or scratchy fabrics & rightly so.
All the blocks are made and the corner stones & sashings cut. The spare pieces have been sewn into blocks for the presentation case.
I do hope that you have enjoyed seeing the first stages of our quilts. We have lots of fabric left & I do hope that some of us will continue to make quilts for some extremely deserving people.