Wednesday, 28 September 2016

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 382

Hello Everyone,

I've not posted for few days. Been busy away and not near the computer but it's Wednesday, time to join in with Julia's What's On Your Desk, and share what's on my desk with the world.
I know it looks a bit staged but it is and it isn't. Much of what is out on the desk, fabric, thread, rotary cutter, is in preparation for the quilt class (morning) and craft club (afternoon) I'm attending tomorrow but just before I took the photo I remembered that I had this bag, seen in the planning stage last week and finished this week, to share with you. I found the pattern for the bag in an old issue of Love Sewing (issue 03). The handles were a freebie with the same magazine. I did modify the pattern a little bit - missing a bit here adding a bit there - till I was pleased with the end result. I now have a pretty bag to carry crochet yarn and hook back and forward to the craft club every Thursday. In fact, this week I'm going to have a go at making the little black bat that is another freebie - this time from the current Simply Crochet magazine you can see on my desk. I now need to make another bag for my quilting project - that needs to be much larger, of course.

I mentioned I had a few busy days recently. We've been out and about with a trip down the coast to Culzean and Dunure on Sunday, a shopping trip yesterday to the big city, Glasgow ... mainly to John Lewis haberdashery department (see the reels of threads at the top of the desk) ... and Monday we went along to see the Ayrshire Quilters at Rozelle 2016 exhibit here in Ayr. I thought you might like to see one or two of the beautiful pieces of work we saw there.
Just one of the three rooms the quilts are displayed in.
Two of the small quilts made to celebrate Rozelle - there's a lovely tearoom in the basement of Rozelle House hence the quilt on the right and the other shows two old ladies passing on the news of the quilt exhibition.
A beautiful signature quilt - each piece has been signed by a guest at a wedding and then made into this fabulous quilt.

And finally, I'm including this quilt because it is very similar in design to the one I'm learning to make at the quilt class ...
... though I don't expect for one moment it will look as fabulous as this.

That's me for today. Apologies for the lengthy post but I hope that you have found the quilts as interesting as I did.

I hope you have had a great week.

Happy WOYWW,


Annie said...

That sounds like my sort of trip Ellie. I love the quilts. Yours may turn out different but I'm sure yours will be every bit as gorgeous.
Hope you hope you have a great week.
Annie x #15

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, once or twice we've seen quilt displays, and aren't they amazing. Some people are so very clever.Great bag, even better as it was all freebies! Have great week, Hugs Shaz#8 xx

okienurse said...

I love the beauty of a handmade quilt! So much work and love goes into every stitch. when I was a child there was a quitting frame hanging from the ceiling in the living room in many of my families houses. I never had a store bought quilt and thought I was being deprived. I always wanted one of the soft and fluffy quits that other kids had…all mine were beautiful handmade things. I never got into making quilts and I think it was because of being forced into working them as a child. Funny the things you remember huh! Thanks for visiting my desk earlier and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great week. VIckie #25

Kelly said...

So glad you shared those quilts. We have a National Quilt Museum about 3 hours from me in Paducah KY. I can walk through the exhibits for hours, admiring the work. They do not allow us to photograph though. Creative Blessings! Kelly #39

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I am in awe of quilters who do such beautiful work...I wouldn't know where to start! And I love that bag, your crochet will be very happy in there!!
Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous quilts. Glad to see you getting out and about.

Unknown said...

Hello Elizabeth. Oh, I also so love the beautiful art of quilting such work that goes into just one has always amazed me and I do wish I was a better sewer to make one but hence for now I am stuck on loving my paper crafts. I do wish we lived around more museums as I would go all the time to enjoy the sites. Oh I love the bag you made trully a reflect of great work you do. Can not wait to see your little bat made. Have a fabulous WOYWW. Hugs ~Anne L#7

Sharon said...

Sounds like a great visit. The quilts look fabulous. It's been so long since I've done any quilting (I don't claim to be an expert) but I have a few ideas in mind.

Have fun at your class and your club. Both sound fun.

Sharon K #41

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, it's funny how no matter what we are doing we manage to join in with the Wednesday lot which is so nice. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19

StampedbyChris said...

Handmade quilts are to me a wonderful way to say I love you to someone. The time that is put in them is truly remarkable. The bag came out really cute!
Chris #27

Judys Lace Creations said...

I'd be proud to carry that bag of yours.Good job! I don't make fancy quilts, but I do admire them I can only run to the raggy ones. I've made several now and love using them.I've given a few away too, and always well received.
Judy #9

Sandra H said...

The quilts Elizabeth are so beautiful!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Elizabeth, love that bag it's beautifully made, wonderful, creative desk, freebies eh? And the quilt you're making is a beautiful design well done on taking the challenge. Happy belated WOYWW nice to pop by,
Shaz in Oz.x 13

Sue said...

Hi Elizabeth, Love the bag.

Thanks for sharing the quilts. So beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #17

Marit said...

I LOVE the bag on your desk, wowzah! Thanks for showing some of the quilts, although I don't quilt myself, I love to look at it! Thanks also for your visit to my blog! Hug from Holland, Marit #28