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.


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!


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!!!

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