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Thread: Chat
17/03/2020 14:13:09

Rant of the day - all the talk of not using plastic and then this month all 3 of my subscription quilting magazines give plastic triangular rulers as their freebie!


15/03/2020 15:33:27

Maria, sorry your Crohns is being a b again. Dh has an appointment for his latest infusion on Tuesday. Very worried about whether he should go as I caught my nasty bug from travelling on the bus at Christmas. They have already phoned to check if he has been abroad recently.

Hope that they can relieve your blockage without the need for surgery.

Virtual hugs.

Margaret x

15/03/2020 15:26:58

Hi Sylvia

Glad you are o.k. We are pretty worried and I have pulled out of quite a few things to try and protect dh health. We have had various viruses since Christmas and the first one I had was very similar to the present listed symptons and not pleasant. Ds doesn't seem to realise we are old and hasn't offered any help.

We have been wondering if we would be allowed to walk the dogs in the fields opposite if they do a lock down. Euro News has just said that the Spanish are allowed to walk their's so hoping it will be the same here. Suppose cycling causes too much breath exalation in the police's view. Likely that a lot of gardening and quilting will be done here.

Same as you Eileen, both my quilt groups have members in their 80s and 90s.

They were queuing down the road here yesterday waiting for Superdrug to open to get hand sanitiser!

One wag in our local paper commented that they were alright as they had been 21 for the last 50 years!

Best wishes to all.


Edited By Margaret S on 15/03/2020 15:35:27

03/01/2020 19:12:28

Rosemary, that is a good idea from Eileen. My only rider would be that embroidery thread is not always colour fast so wash it before using on your quilt.

New experience for me - started a cold on Boxing Day, very ill on New Year's Eve and Day, slightly better now but have completely lost my senses of smell and taste. Eating expensive chocolates is a bit of a waste. Today I thought I was eating Turkish Delight, but it was Marzipan! One of my brothers could never smell or taste, now I know what it is like.

Something for you to visualise - I was sewing today and wearing a decorator's mask as fibres have started to affect my chest.


Thread: Show and Tell 2019
30/12/2019 09:43:03

Well, I have reviewed my year by looking at my 2019 album and I am somewhat disappointed. I did lose my mojo for a while, some of my finishes were larger than usual, and I do have 2 WIPs on the go and the Round Robin, but I seem to have achieved very little this year.

How have the rest of you fared?

Here's hoping for a much more productive 2020.


29/12/2019 11:18:11

I am taking part in a Round Robin in my group. Progress so far. The owners do not follow the Forum, as far as I know.

The Kaleidoscope block is mine. I have asked for Modern, Abstract borders. I made the Piano Keys border (Bright, Colourful). I made the Triangles border ( Calm, Symmetrical). I made the Checkerboard/Pinwheel border ( Two Tone, Traditional).

Two more rounds to go before I get my quilt top back.

Group Round Robin, progress so far


Thread: Temperature Quilts
29/12/2019 10:51:57

Has anyone made a Temperature Quilt? The basic idea is to record the highest and lowest temperatures for each day of the year, (366 days (blocks) in 2020).

I read about it in February last year, so too late to start for 2019. Thinking of trying to make one in 2020, but need to get thinking cap on and graph paper out.


Thread: Chat
29/12/2019 10:43:21

Happy birthday Rosemary. Have a great day.

Love your little wreath quilt. Very pretty.

Did not need any quiltie things for Christmas (shock, horror!), so Santa gave me a telescope and a 2020 Sky at Night book. Needless to say the sky has been overcast ever since, so not able to set it up yet.

Hope those who wanted a Quiltie Santa were lucky too.


Thread: Rainbow quilt
17/12/2019 20:16:19

Well done Eileen. I will look out for it next time I am in Oxford.

I saw your last design in P&Q. I thought that it was a beautiful, simple, very elegant table runner. I am sure lots of people will have made that one.


Thread: Show and Tell 2019
17/12/2019 20:10:19

Beautiful, Steph. I love the way at first sight it looks like a regular layout, and then on closer inspection you see the different fabric placements in the stars.

I would find it hard to let this one go.


Thread: Chat
16/12/2019 09:10:57

I have the Big Shot and the Big Shot plus.

The Sizzix website has some good ideas, not the uk site which is mostly paper crafting, but the american one.

Go to - Menu - Projects - d.i.y. crafts (Quilting and Applique), or Themes (Quilting and Applique). Not all the dies will fit the Big Shot and some may be discontinued, but you should be able to get the general idea.


Edited By Margaret S on 16/12/2019 09:15:05

14/12/2019 11:23:40

Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a happy, healthy 2020.


Christmas Greetings 2019

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
14/12/2019 11:18:50

Our Secret Santa budget was £3 so I made this little redwork wallhanging.

Secret Santa made by me

Our Chairman's Challenge was to make a Christmas card. Mine is a copy of the lovely PP one that I received from Irene a couple of years ago.


Chairmans Challenge - Christmas card

14/12/2019 11:06:06

Printed panel wallhanging with lots of outline quilting.

Printed panel wallhanging


Thread: Quilty Calendar for 2020
23/11/2019 13:31:09

Calendar arrived at lunch time!!! Many thanks, Rosemary. Lovely photos. Particularly like the cover photo of Brenda's quilt.


19/11/2019 13:46:50

Yes please, Rosemary. Please let me know the cost and I will send you the payment.


Thread: Chat
14/11/2019 12:26:19

Congratulations Eileen. I'll look out for both magazines when I go to Oxford in the next 2 months.

Thanks for the PM. Glad it worked for you.

Hope everyone is staying dry. Our front garden is waterlogged with runoff from the road. Nearby river is in flood and the fields are covered in water. Feel for all those who are badly flooded.


Thread: what am I doing wrong
14/11/2019 12:19:02

I don't do much fmq but it looks as if you might be moving the fabric a bit too fast, hence the big stitches. Also, some machines are fussy. Have you got the same weight thread top and bottom? It is quite a strong difference in colours between top and bottom so there is likely to be some show through. Don't worry about it and use a patterned backing fabric next time. It covers a multitude of 'sins'!


Thread: A blue and white star quilt
14/11/2019 12:09:48

That's a mammoth effort Eileen. Well done. It is gorgeous. I am sure that it's new owner will be thrilled.


Edited By Margaret S on 14/11/2019 12:10:57

Thread: Chat
29/10/2019 09:18:32

Sign on Oxford coffee shop window - 'TODAY THE SHOP WILL CLOSE AT 3PM TODAY DUE TO THE SHORT STAFF' !


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