Friday, October 30, 2009

My Week Of Stitching....

Well a couple of days anyway, I spent Tuesday At a class organised by our Guild With Kerry from Tulis Textiles in New Zealand. She has the most beautiful Batik fabrics from Bali.

The class was using jelly rolls , and Drunkards Path Templates.IMG_3630 A Lovely pile of rainbow Jelly Roll strips.

IMG_3632 Strips sewn together

IMG_3634 Shapes cut and sewn from Drunkards Path TemplateIMG_3636 These were 8" blocks  the ones bottom left are 4" which 4 of then make up one block. The idea is to do these in all sorts of different combinations and play on the design wall till you get a layout you like. You then end up with circles running through the quilt.

IMG_3640 This excercise was to set in a circle the coloured one then it was cut and another circle cut from the piece and another background colour circle put back in I will then add  further circles to this.  It was a fun class.

I also did a bit more on the challenge quilt and am trying to prepare some hand sewing to take with  me next week when we head off to Melbourne for a couple of weeks. We are taking the van and  taking a few days to get down there and DH is off to see Tiger Woods Play, I will go for one day and then am meeting friends who are also going down to go quilt shop hopping on the Friday. Fun Fun Fun.

5 comments:

Sally Westcott said...

Oh no! Please can I come too! several reasons:

A - caravan! Ours is parked out the front and we won't get to use it till Christmas! Grrrrrr!

B - Tiger!!! I would love to watch him swing a club in anger!

C - Melbourne quilt shops!

I love the cresent moon! I'm too scared to do curved piecing - every attempt I made has ended up in tears!

Hugz

Julie said...

Your versatility continues to amaze me Pam, have a wonderful time n Melbourne, we will miss you at retreat next weekend.

aubirdwoman said...

fabulous to everything... I just love circles.

PamelaJ said...

Boo Hoo Hoo , Can you believe at the very time I would have been driving to Retreat we will be on the same road .....going toward A RAT TULA and beyond on our way south.. I will miss you all too.!Hugs P.

Banaghaisge said...

Lovely, lovely and more lovely!!!
What a great pattern - can't wait to see more of it as it grows!
Have a wonderful trip down south - come up and visit if you have time (there are TWO golf courses in Castlemaine...not to mention two quilt shops within easy striking distance!!!
Hugs,
Jasmine

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