Of course, there were Hot Cross Buns at the Easter workshop – and delicious, home-made lemon biscuits.
Participants were learning to knit (thank you ‘Associate Expert Tutor’ Pat), cutting-out a blouse (Duke of Edinburgh project), making progress on the Marta quilt and creating a pom-pom Easter chick.
(Not surprisingly, Sid decided to find somewhere quiet to snooze and did not carry out his usual pattern layout inspection.)
The exotic bird fabric used to make this simple bedcover was purchased by my grandmother to make curtains and chair covers for the main bedroom when she moved into our house in 1946. The fabric is very robust and one pair of curtains is still in use.
Sid is most appreciative!
For several months, two grandmothers, regularly joined me at a Friday afternoon Sew-in-Company workshop to create the two sides of a delightful quilt for their first granddaughter.
‘Thank you so much for my lovely mat (which mum has only just unpacked!) It’s great for playing with my toys on while mum gets ready in the mornings and for watching Pinocchio on with dad before bath time – I love it!’
Grannies Caroline, Jackie and ‘Great-granny’ Pat loved making it too – with a little help from Sid!
Having made a lovely mat for new baby Sebastian, Dorota is now making a bed cover for her daughter Marta who is five. The design will feature, in the centre of each square, a piece of fushia or purple fabric from the legs of Marta’s favourite toddler dungarees (now converted to shorts for Sebastian).
Sebastian enjoyed helping to select some suitable additional fabrics!
Sebastian Helping 1
Sebastian Helping 2
Sebastian Helping 3
Begun when Dorota was pregnant, Sebastian’s quilt was completed shortly after his birth!
In 2014, a bride-to-be, her mother, father and three sisters spent a very jolly day creating a quilt for the newly-weds including some personal messages discretely embroidered on some of the panels.
Having perfected her technique making a cushion at a workshop, Rosie created quilt squares at home and returned for another session to join, pad and line her quilt as a wedding present for her brother.
While at University, Alice made several quilts including these two colourful creations.