…and the UFO to work on this month is…
Yes another month has gone by and hopefully you are well into last month’s project. If not you’ll have to work on it at the same time as this next one. Many of the Apatcheez have organised their UFO’s into a list and are working their way through that list – have a look here at this blog post if you’re not sure what I mean. The new number has been drawn but before I tell you what it was let me recap the last month.
Not content with one a month the Apatcheez have been ripping through their lists and bringing us lots of show-and-tell. Personally I have more tell than show but that’s for another post. before I show you their projects though I wanted to show you some new features that we have. A couple of posts ago I showed you one of the chairs that Dad had recovered with Kaffe Fassett Collective fabric. I didn’t tell you that he’d actually covered all of the chairs in the ‘drinking-coffee-around-the-pool-area’. Well he has and you’ll have to come to see them!
I put this photo on a Facebook group and it went crazy – thousands of likes and several offers to adopt Dad. Relocation was mentioned and Mum thought they should do a world tour – she can tour while he upholsters the chairs – sounds like a plan!
Mum wasn’t idle during the above process. She helped make up several projects including some cushions for the chairs. Here’s one in one of my favourite Kaffe Fassett Collective prints-
The Apatcheez, as I mentioned before, weren’t idle either. Here’s some eye candy for you to savour –
Sharyn did a lovely job embroidering these cushions. She used the hanky linen that we have for another project and it was perfect. here’s a close-up of those bullion roses –
While we’re on the subject of embroidery, Jan adapted a Tilda Club project to make it her own. This design was one of the most popular in Club history and you can see why –
Jan was on a roll with her Tilda projects and finished this table runner too. It includes embroidery and piecing and the leaves are three dimensional. It really is a lovely piece –
Unfortunately, like me, many of the Apatcheez are vertically challenged and sometimes it is difficult to show a project in its best light. This is what happened with Faith’s amazing quilt – this one started out as the 365 day project but ended up as a 6-month project instead. Most of us would be hard pressed to complete this in 6 years but our Faith’s a whiz –
Meanwhile Lynette finished this cushion which is a sister project for a larger quilt which we will see soon –
And there was still more. Here’s another finished project for Lynette – one for the hexie-lovers out there –
On another day Faith brought this delightful ‘Rainbow Nest’ quilt in for us to enjoy. I think she said she finished it in a week but that couldn’t be right – surely not?
Another large project was finished by Jan. This one is a souvenir of her trips to Japan with each flower containing a piece of Japanese fabric bought while she was on holidays there –
I added the closeup so you can see how nice it is. The Japanese fabrics almost glow.
Pam finished two bags and brought them in to show us – firstly there is this one which looks like it’s warped but that’s just my poor photographic skills. If you had been in the class you would have seen how fabulous it really was –
And then there is this larger tote. The background is different because my photo was so poor we had to resort to Pam sending me one that she had taken earlier!
Elaine made some more of her amazing cushions for some very special little people. Again you really have to see these to appreciate how wonderful they are –
And finally Robyn, who we only see once a month these days, popped in to say hello and while she was here she finished this baby quilt – which is as bright and bubbly as she is –
So how’s that for a month in the life of the Apatcheez – not bad for a month’s work I’d say. Now I don’t want to inflame any rivalries that may already exist but, looking through the photos, it seems to me that the Tuesday morning girls might be a little behind in the finishing stakes – just saying!
Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions for the blog and for classes. I am working hard to make sure this is the best year yet – especially as it’s Apatchy’s 10th birthday in August. You might remember that I said the first ten people who offered an idea would have their name go into a draw to win three fat quarters from the Mermaid Days fabric range. Well the winner of that competition was Jane and here she is with her prize.
Inspired, she took to her machine at once and created this beauty –
Now that’s what you call efficient – and she’s a Tuesday girl!!
‘The big news during February was that Free Spirit would no longer be printing fabrics from many rock star designers (like Kaffe Fassett Collective, Jane Sassaman, Tula Pink and Amy Butler). Naturally I have stocked up on these designers and many of their fabrics are not yet on the website so you might just have to pop in if you feel the need for colour in your life.
And so now finally, ta da, our UFO number for this month is –
Did you finish last month’s UFO (number 5). I’m still working on mine but this process has inspired me to get more finished – well the process and the Apatcheez – so you go check your list, look under the bed or in the bottom of the cupboard and find that project that happens to be number nine on your list because work starts tonight!
Until next time happy quilting!