Friday, 10 January 2014

The Fridays Girls have started something new!

The Friday girls gathered for the start of a new year of stitching this morning and have started working on their new block a day project. This year the challenge is to make a 3 inch churn dash block 'most' days of the year! I think their aim is to do them every work day (Monday to Friday). The small blocks are then going to be set on point with a larger 9 inch setting square. Leigh has made a flying start to her quilt and is using a contrast fabric in the  setting square.

Lois is well and truly ahead of target too! Her quilt will have a matching setting square.

Shirley has completed last years quilt... Delectable Mountains. These blocks were a little larger measuring 4 inches! Every block uses different fabrics and have been set on point for a dynamic effect.

Sue led the girls on a class in elongated hexagons or 'Lucy Boston" as it is also known. These interesting blocks are fabulous for fussy cutting and playing with colour placement. Leigh has pieced these four blocks and is auditioning a background fabric.

Sue has made these lovely blocks. Ready for another 'Lucy Boston' class next week.

And our other Sue is making progress too!

Todays specials are threads! 
We are no longer stocking these threads and they are available at reduced prices. 
Our DMC embroidery floss both regular and fancy are currently priced at 50% off!

Tomorrow I have a group of beginners learning the art of rotary cutting and machine piecing.... I can't wait, I love introducing new comers to the magic of patchwork!

See you again tomorrow,

1 comment:

  1. Wow - just love those block a day projects! The Delectable mountains looks amazing doesn't it? Glad to see more Lucy Boston - such fun to fussy cut this one.