Friday, 27 February 2015

And yet more, Such industry!

 Liz's Blue Stars - from a workshop
and further progress on this grey-and-chartreuse wonder...
and Julie's Houses

Thursday, 26 February 2015

More from Belsey Bridge Quilt Retreat

 My chevrons quilt - this is made from 2-1/2 inch strips
 Julie's top, made for her neighbour
 And this from Yvette, 2 detail shots below..

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Modern Wheels

Modern Wheels. This was a block designed by Lynne Goldsworthy as one of the blocks of the month for Love P&Q magazine. It was intended to be foundation pieced, but I found it much easier to use the foundations as a paper pattern and piece the circles. I used a white poplin background which was very unforgiving for blocks with bias edges and I almost threw it away in despair. Mandy Parks of  has done a really great job quilting this and gave it me this afternoon. I got the binding done before supper!
How it's done...

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Cat in the Sun

What are you doing, I've just got comfortable in this nice warm patch of sunshine. Please go away!

Lucy in the Sun - no diamonds.

Bags for the Quilters Guild Tombola, nice linen fabrics and all fully lined with a nice Japanese Label. These are printed on tape, and give the bag a nice finish.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Eccentric Crosses

I had a lovely day yesterday teaching this bag at the lovely quilt shop Tuliptree Designs at Groveland, yesterday.  I forgot to take pictures but I'm sure the students will show off their work when they have completed their bags.

I had a small experiment with doubled crosses, some people call them hash-tags!
This gave me something on which to demonstrate the quilting process. This would make a nice iPad case or small zipped pouch. I am thinking of things I might make for a sales table when I have a quilt show at the end of August.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Granny Square

This pretty block is actually a Great Granny Square as there are three rows round the centre. I found a box with ready cut 2 1/2 " squares, and of course cut some more to go with them, as you do...

I think I'll be making a few more of these, but not this week as I have to go to my daughters to take up the bridesmaids dresses as my granddaughter is getting married at the beginning of March.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

More Pincushions.

I'm still enjoying making these..
There are another dozen like the blue one below, and several like the red one, waiting to be stuffed!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Eccentric Crosses

Here are the Eccentric Crosses blocks that I've been working on this week. The fabric is from the lovely shop at Groveland near Cromer, called Tuliptree Designs. and these are samples for a class I will be teaching there.
I like the blocks that are low contrast where the crosses do not show up too strongly, although you need both kinds to make a good design. Then I played with the colour combinations.

Blue backgrounds

Pink backgrounds

A bag, with linen background

A cushion.
 all from eight 6" strips of fabric!