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Blue border construction started

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.

Recycled fabric for a Linus quilt
Charm Square bag
Trapunto technique
Mini log cabin square border
Mariners compass sailing home
Our new members first Churn dash nine Patch block

The gangs all back

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.

Applique flowers
Trip around the world
Layout discussion

Border queens

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.

Red borders in action
Detail of Barbara’s border and frames, flange less, class joke
Barbara s fabulous tessellation quilt, look out for this at the Uttoxeter show next to Barbara 2

Mixing and mashing

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

Soroptomist Project

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.

How good does this look?

Mariners ahoy!

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.

And we’re back!!

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.

Applique techniques and a nod to Trapunto Quilting

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.

Catch Up and Complete

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.