It has been a while since I posted a page. I expect you have missed me! (joke!)
Yesterday I ran a class where most of the students were using a charm pack, a small amount of extra fabric and some more bold fabric for sashing. It is a great class for beginners since there aren’t a lot of techniques to conquer – in fact, the hardest technique to learn is cutting using a rotary cutter. Sewing a 1/4 inch seam also challenges those without a quarter inch foot.This charm quilt is really super and when they finish their quilt, they will send a photo to me to share with you.
With Storrington Quilters I have put together a project schedule for the year. One of the students from last year’s Beginner courses, has offered to lead the group in making a folded fabric, Christmas Tree for the October project. Storrington Quilters are all looking forward to the morning and hope we can get a lot done in two and a half hours.
Other projects – we made kimonos in September, November will have a Christmas theme. Skipping to January we will be making Prairie Points; February – Faux Chenille; March – Trapunto; April we will be making a Celtic Knot; May will be a Stained Glass Window cushion; in June we will be making a quick Elephant and lastly in July, I will surprise them with something very different.Above is the Kimono Quilt that Storrington Quilters made a couple of years ago. It’s lots of fun and no sewing required in making them, just in mounting them on background!
I have scheduled a Sampler Quilt class for Saturdays, the 26th October, 9th and 23rd November. Each day is a full day of learning – and the goal is to teach both the techniques and the students to construct 2 blocks at least each day. Students will also be learning about presser feet, needles, threads, colour play and tradional vs modern quilting. Below is the Sampler Quilt they will be making.
Blocks that they will make are: Nine patch, Rail Fence; Ohio Star; Disappearing Nine patch; Card Trick block; Flying Geese Quilt Block (it has another name as well, but can’t remember it). The student has a choice to make a Granny‘s Fan as well. All great fun. Why don’t you come and join us!
Speak to you soon