Monday, December 21, 2009

Making quilts....... with love!

Today Kathy came into the shop to buy some thread so she can finish the quilt she is making for her little friend called Lily - Lily comes from Germany and will be staying with Kathy over New Year. She made the quilt using The Cloth Shop "Quilt in a Day" pattern and Kiwiana fabrics from Nutex. Christine, who is our Nutex rep was in the shop at the same time as Kathy and was thrilled to see what Kathy had done with "her" fabric. "But it is not even finished" - were Kathuy's words when w took the photo but in a few days it will be - and it will be ready and waiting for Lily when she arrives!
"Help!" This is what Jenny said when she came to The Cloth Shop this morning - she is making "Pacific Petals" for her daughter and ran into trouble with the machine quilting. Jenny has done a marvellous job with this quilt, it is large - about 80" x 80" and the only thing she had made before she started it three months ago was a Quilt in the Day quilt - it has lots of applique and piecing. Her machine does not do a blanket stitch so when she came to "Wednesdays are for Quilting" she used one of our lovely Husqvarna's (which do fabulous blanket stitch) She has now moved on to quilting her masterpiece, and today we showed her how to do free motion quilting around her flowers - so much easier than doing it with her walking foot! When she went home this afternoon she had quilted around all the flowers in the centre and the first border - she was thrilled!

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