QP ramblings…parties, fabrics, thermofax…

Getting back into the groove after the summer holidays.  Had a slight hiccup with a not so little one off school ill (already!) but we are now back in the swing of things.  Top of my list has been finishing off my summer hen party quilts.  I have one left to hand sew the binding, then they are all delivered – photos to follow.

At the end of August, I did a bunting hen party for my sister in law.  It was a lovely afternoon, with tea and cake and we made 25m of bunting. The party was a surprise, and the fabric was chosen by her bridesmaids, based on the couples interests – so we had cakes, beetle cars etc…   It was a good group activity, with a wide variety of ages.  I loved the way as soon as she walked in 2 of her nieces (one of them my daughter) said “she’s here, can we eat now”!  Don’t you just love em!  I was lucky to have Jan from Orinoco Bunting as one of the guests – she kept the sewing machine whirring.
The bunting went up at the wedding and looked fab – it was great hearing people look out for the piece they had worked on. Image
Lots of new fabric has come in, so I will dedicate a whole blog post to it.  Fabric is usually ordered at least 12 weeks in advance, so I was pleased to see lots of autumnal colours when I opened the box, all usual with the QP quirk though.  Here are some of our mini animals which have had lovely feedback when I put them on Facebook.Image
At our September Modern Quilt Guild meeting we did some Thermofax printing (as well as the usual tea and chat).  These are Carolyn’s hands in the photo.  It looks as it we must have been having an in depth discussion about something – best sewing machine brands, pre-washing, how to press seams – something controversial!Image
A quick course update.  My hexagon course is full, as is the evening sampler.  There is one space on the morning sampler at the moment – starts next Monday.  I have added a November Introduction to Patchwork to the website this morning.

We are then at the Orpington and Bromley Quilters show on Saturday (28th September 2013).  It is at St John’s United Reformed Church, Lynwood Grove, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0GB.  Open 10.30 to 4.00.  Admission £4 including catalogue. Children Free. Lots of quilts, charity raffle quilt, sales table, tombola, children’s corner, refreshments, wheelchair access. If you would like more details call 020 8325 0885

Right, off to sew binding, and get ready to open tomorrow, 12 till 5.  I will leave you with a few photos of the lovely Vintage Tea Room at the Dome cinema in Worthing.  They do a mean Earl Grey, and just look at the decor…

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