So, since some of the stitching sisters from the Pensacola Guild were coming over for a Quilting at Home workshop on English Paper Piecing,
this was the perfect opportunity to bring out the tea pot,
make some little sandwiches,
bake some scones and raspberry tarts and add the clotted cream and lemon curd for good measure!
Okay, I confess, all that baking happened at the Fresh Market bakery. But, I did slice the cucumbers.
Fortified with a “proper” cup of tea, we were ready to tackle the project of the afternoon
– Ferns & Flowers, a new *PS Project from the Mother’s Medallion Collection which we use for workshops & demos.
This vase mat uses the Dresden Plate template and can be done in an afternoon.
As is our Sisters tradition, we did a little bit of fabric trading – after the informational demo.
And then the stitching began.
Some stitched slow and some stitched fast
(which is tricky when you are connecting two pieces side-to-side with a whip stitch)
and someone (who will remain nameless) even stitched to their pantleg.
But, in the end, everyone was successful in their efforts at this long-loved technique.
Finally, we ended the afternoon with a “Show and Tell” celebration.
Now the only question is:
“I say, old chap, when shall we have tea again?”
*PS Projects are FREE patterns which offer you additional ways to use pieces and parts of the collection. So, once you have purchased one of the main patterns from a collection, you can come back to our blog or web store and use those designs in new ways.