Tuesday, 24 July 2012

English Paper Piecing

Yesterday, July 23rd, 2012, we had one of three - free classes on the New English Paper Piecing method by Sue Daley.  What a lot of fun.  Sue Daley's books, patterns, and pre-cut papers are very popular right now.
Come in today to see what all the excitement is about.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Finally, a day off

It's Sunday, July 22 and I finally have a day off.  I promised myself a full day of doing what I want and not going into the store.  So here I am in my sewing room that my wonderful husband built for me sewing what I want and enjoy being home.

If you are like me you have many projects on the go at one time.  Presently, I have four.  Today I am going to show you one of them because I'm so excited about it. 

I wanted to do another quilt using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful.  Jenny (of Sew Kind of Wonderful) has lots of patterns to choose from using her ruler, and I have had my eye on Urban Birthday for a while.  I have also had my eye on a fabric line called "Pretty Little Things" by Free Spirit.  This fabric and the Quick Curve Ruler can be found on our website www.thequiltbee.com.

The first thing to be done was cut 9 inch strips from about eleven fabrics (this pattern is also layer cake friendly).  Then cut again into 9 x 10 inch rectangles.  Then you do the same for your background colour.

So here is what I have so far and today I intend to sew, sew sew ...

If you like what you see here, you can get more information from Jenny's blog.  There is a tutorial on how to use her ruler .... http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.ca/

Here is the link directly to her tutorial  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOsrBST1AXo&feature=player_embedded

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Machine Applique

Today we had a full class of lovely ladies learning Machine Applique.  Lynda Zonneveld, a long time employee of The Quilting Bee was the instructor.  By the sounds coming from the room I believe they all had a good time.  Lunch was provided with the help of Nellie Zonneveld.  It was delicious except for the peppers in the salad ... I don't like peppers.  One lady came all the way from Windsor and I overheard her saying "the class was well worth the trip".  Always great to hear.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Quilting Bee now offers Online Shopping

Well it took quite some time to get it together, but we finally have our online store up and running.  Too bad I don't have any followers yet on my blog to promote this but I suspect it will come in time.http://www.thequiltbee.com/