The blue border quilt is on its way and its looking great already. We also had new projects starting and older ones nearing completion. Great day but I’m ready for a holiday.
Tonights class was amazing, so many different projects on the go and the border quilt arrangement was agreed on. So excited to see the first group quilt coming together.
What a lovely day we had today, 2 brand new ladies to add to the mix and they jumped right in and started a border for the group quilt. There were more Mariners compasses and some new Cathedral spinwheels. I love my job.
I encourage my students to attend the alternate class if they miss their own but today I got myself completely muddled and was introducing anyone and everyone to each other! We all ended up laughing so I’m taking that as a successful session. Show and tell took ages as there was so much to celebrate. Clever ladies
Today was a little different as I joined in a lovely project to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Crosby Soroptomists. They wanted to make a quilt in their colours which will be raffled in October. Five of their members partnered with experienced quilters and 20 friendship blocks were made in under 4 hours. Just needs quilting now which is my job.
Our mariners compasses are coming along well. Great to see different techniques to attach the outer circle. Our borders for the group quilt need a discussion which we will do next time.
Foundation piecing using freezer paper is not everyone’s cup of tea but todays class are already producing great work. Nice and steady equals sharp points.
What an incredible start to the new term, show and tell quilts, preparation done for Mariners Compass, applique blocks planned AND Sandy’s MBE! So good to be with my lovely ladies.
Here are 4 videos showing several different techniques used for applique which can then be quilted in a Trapunto style. I will be teaching this in two classes in September, hope you can join me.
I then quilted the entire piece using two thicknesses of wadding then cutting away all but the featured areas of the clouds and the boat.
I then added a third piece of wadding and sewed again around the featured areas and free motioned the background areas.
Today I had the first of the summer catch up sessions. We had borders, foundation piecing kimonos, off centre log cabin and even a prototype for a quilt I’m designing for Woodlands hospice. Great to see people who are now venturing out.