Kath Roberts reports that her cross-stitch block representing the University of Chester crest is now finished. She adds, ‘I have decided to outline some of the main shapes to give definition.’
The mission statement square is also just about completed, with just some outlining in backstitch to do.
Kath writes: ‘The next square I have taken on is one to represent the celebrations for the inauguration of the University in September 2005. As part of the Balls held for the celebrations fireworks displays were held and I have decided to represent these on black velvet, using fabric paint and metallic threads, with beads and sequins to be added on following the completion of the quilt by the Quilters Trading Post.’
'I have approximately 4 weeks to do this square before our Saturday session at the Quilters Trading Post on the 1st of March. Then we will choose the sashing, before cutting and sewing the squares and sashing together, this has by necessity to be a quick square to complete! So I am intending to use mainly fabric paint and pens in silver and gold to produce the bulk of this work. The stitching in metallic threads will be mostly stem stitch, chain stitch and bullion knots.'
Amy Jones has now completed her block, the Amber ‘Peace’ cross designed by Frederick Starkey in the garden outside the Cloisters:
We are all awaiting the moment when the quilt will be assembled after the 1st March meeting.