Sunday, 15 February 2015

Sewing day at Imelda's

Isn't it lovely to meet up with a friend for a day of sewing, chatting, coffee and cake!! That's just how I spent this Saturday.  This is the second sewing day we've arranged and it's such fun. Now ordinarily I would offer the use of my sewing room and we would take it in turns to host but Imelda has such a lovely large room, not to mention an enormous design wall, that as she was happy it made sense to use hers.

Imelda played on her new Janome and free motion quilting foot, I had a go with her lovely blingy thread but just managed to tangle it up!! Then she cut up her tartans and plaids to make the gorgeously cosy quilt featured on the front of British Patchwork and Quilting mag.  She also showed me her latest bargain .... Loads of plaid ... We are talking seven and half yards for less than £12!!!! All from The Sewing Shop in Canterbury.  Apparently the owner was selling it all off to make room for summer stock. Note to self .... Must go to Canterbury for reasons other than hospital assessments!!

I've been working on sewing 16  1/2 " blocks for a quilt called stacked blocks, which can be seen over on Kelly from "my quilt infatuation" blog. Yesterday I completed the blocks and got them all chopped up and then started to arrange them on the design wall.  I'm not sure if this will be my final arrangement I may take them into work to lay out in the library and see what the St M's girls think. But I'm liking the majority of it.  What do you think so far??? I just love the bright modern fabrics.

And speaking of fabric why is it that all the gorgeous new fabric we are teased with in the quilting mags just never sees it's way into the shops around here?? Come on shops in South East Kent you are sew missing out on business!!!

Happy stitching.........Jacky O

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