Thursday evening tessellation progression

So much fun tonight discussing development, progression and other positive vocabulary. I introduced the free motion quilting exercises we will start at next session. Its all about moving forward . We also talked about making our border quilt for the Haydock quilt show.

Tessellation variant
Apple core tessellation
Kimono delight

Mix up Wednesday

Even as restrictions are relaxed we are still being careful and keeping each other safe. Today’s class was so relaxed, everyone was making progress and we discussed our planned free motion quilting sessions.

Scrappy Jacob’s Ladder
And each block starts like this
One variation of off centre log cabin

Test driving an upgrade!

My lovely Janome Memory craft 6600 is poorly sick so the kind people at Sewing Machine Direct in Wrexham, Wales have loaned me an upgraded 6700p so I can continue to work. The danger is I will fall in love with it and not want to give it back! It is similar to the older model but some of the modifications are really good, changing the needle plate simply by pushing a button is a game changer. I haven’t tried the professional plate yet but so far it is scoring high.

Tessellation Thursday

So good to welcome back more ladies tonight and to have two more on Zoom. Kimono blocks are coming along nicely and one brave spiraling pattern.

Jacob’s Ladder, Off Centre Log Cabin and a beautiful Trip Around The World.

Todays class won gold stars for their homework, amazing work ladies.

Scrappy Jacob’s Ladder blocks all pieced and quilted.
This Jacob’s ladder will be backed with brushed cotton, nice and cosy
Compare and contrast
This trip around the world is finally ready for layering and quilting.
Off centre log cabin blocks
So fresh
Auditioning strips for border quilt
Quilting begins
More Jacob’s Ladder

Wednesday tessellation class

I so enjoyed today’s class, three new members to share our addiction and three members joining in via zoom. Everyone is having a go at tessellation and making kimono blocks. But first we had show and tell.

Circle of Friends designed by HalfStarQuilts , the lovely Jane Plain.

Tessellation Introduction

My version of an easy tessellation block to produce a kimono themed project. It works well using scraps for the kimono sections but use the same plain fabric for the background to create the reflection.

Evening class is back with a bang

So tonights class should have been a mix of in person and Zoom. I set up early, tested connection and just as we were ready to online, Internet went down!!! So disappointing but I have videoed the input and will email tomorrow. Heres a little show and tell instead.

First live class

I was excited and nervous to be welcoming my first group of ladies back this morning . We all enjoyed seeing everyone’s show and tell and our group borders are coming on so we will be ready when quilt shows start again. We had lots of space and it was a joyful morning. Thank you ladies.

Our border samples for group quilt.

Two patterns from one design.

I am so excited to be finally planning projects for new live classes in April. I love the process when a block creates a second pattern when it is joined with others. We have found this when we made jelly roll blocks and twisted and turned the arrangements. This term I thought we would go back to our roots and play with traditional blocks of Jacobs Ladder and Log Cabin. I’ve started with an off centre log cabin using strong contrasting light and dark fabrics and I’m really happy with the result so far. I’ve added a video for those not able to return to class yet or just want a revision watch.