Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Yesterday …

... I spent a wonderful day with some friends.  
I met J on our fabulous train holiday in April, and it turns out that she really wanted to learn about quilting.  Well, she lived fairly near me, so what's a quilter to do? We've met up a couple of times since, together with another friend of hers who also wanted to learn.  They are both naturals if you ask me. 
This is J’s first ever block, which she made, quilted and bound during our first play day and her second block, made after I showed them how to make half square triangles yesterday,
Janette's 1st blockJanette's 2nd block
and this is F’s first block,
Ferah's 1st block
As well as a great time sewing and chatting, we had a lovely veggie pasta lunch, followed by a lemon sponge for pud.  I haven’t got pictures of the food cos we ate it all. Thank you both for a great time.
In the evening I went to a meeting of Tuesday Quilters  There was an interesting talk about liberated patchwork, but it’s not something I can see me (aka “control freak”) doing.  The group are holding a workshop on it in a couple of months, but I don’t think I’ll be going somehow.
So all in all, a wonderful, quilty day.


  1. Sometimes being un-liberated is a good thing, too! Let's start our own un-liberated club because I am right there with ya!

    How wonderful to have two new quilty friends even if one is an old friend!

  2. Didn't the girls do well - they did as much in one day as I did in six weeks, and rustled up a lovely lunch to boot!

    Maybe you can get them quilting along on the Scatty Christmas Stars quilt? Then again, they are hardly short of designs to get stuck into with you around, are they? :)

  3. Always fun to help new quilters and see the excitement when they finish a block. Sounds like a great day.

  4. You are a good influence:) I like their classic blocks very much. Also, compliments on your blog header.

  5. Love the blocks! Sounds like you had a good time which is always a good thing. One question from the USA -- what is "lemon sponge for pud"? Just wondering and curious.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  6. How splendid, what with J & F, and Hazel, we have some extremely talented newcomers around.

  7. That looks like a fun day! The blocks the newbies have made looks wonderful, especially I like J's second block, the colors are great.

  8. I love helping new quilters, don't you?

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  10. Their first blocks are wonderful! I have a feeling they're going to be long time quilters. It must be fun to teach someone to quilt and see them get excited about it!

  11. Fabulous!! Looks like you have some new potential quilting buddies. They are doing great!!


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