Sunday, 21 October 2018

In the Classroom Last Week

Lots more gorgeous work to show you from the classroom at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden.

Wonderful “fussy cutting” and English paper piecing by Irene for the elongated hexagon borders of her beautiful “Hartfield”.

And more on her cornerstone blocks.

Chris is making progress on the hexagon vine borders for her “Netherfield”.  Also gorgeous colours and fussy cutting.

Maryse has begun a new quilt after completing her amazing “Hunsford” last month.  This is the centre block for her new “Hartfield”.

Sue has made some beautiful Dresdens for her “Highbury” borders.

Christine has almost finished her “Highbury”, just the corner flowers and final border to go on.
It is absolutely beautiful.

Julie was also working on Dresdens for “Highbury”.  Gorgeous!

What have I been sewing lately?  I have turned a corner of my Ottoman tent inspired quilt.  Yay, all the hand appliqué is now complete.
Now to hand quilt! Yes, a long term project.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Fabulous Whack and Stack Quilts

I returned to Moss Vale today to teach a second workshop for the Southern Highlands Quilters.  It was amazing to see the progress the ladies had made on the quilts over the past month.  In fact, a number of ladies had already completed their quilts!  Wow, spectacular results ladies.

Here are some photos of the beautiful versions of “Marrakesh”.

Carla set her stunning fan blocks in a different way.

For this elegant one, we set the blocks in a serpentine arrangement.  Looks gorgeous.

More lovely blocks with tea cups and butterflies.

Then there were some spectacular versions of “Millefiori” using Whack and Stack 60 degree triangles. Wow!

Some ladies were completely finished, quilted and bound!

Other ladies were laying out their large hexagon shaped blocks in rows.

And others worked on their small hexagon blocks for the corners of the quilt.

What a kaleidoscope of colour and movement!  Congratulations ladies and thanks for a great class.

Thank you also to my dear friend Carla for organising this and for your hospitality.  Love your tulips, always a reminder of Bowral.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

So Much to Show and Tell

This has been an amazing week in the classroom.  So much beautiful show and tell. My students are often finishing some major pieces at this time of the year.  It is a joy to see!

Here are two absolutely stunning “Hartfield” quilts finished from classes at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden.

The first one is by Narelle with a rich red striped border.

The second one is by Jennie with a gorgeous red and brown flower border.  Congratulations ladies!

Here are some close ups of Narelle’s quilt.

And close ups of Jennie’s quilt.

Now we have Lyn’s very beautiful “Highbury”, completely finished.

Close ups.

The centre is stunning.

Here are some more “Highbury” quilts.  This is Jennie’s centre, really lovely.

This is Jen’s gorgeous centre,

These are Narelle’s beautiful Dresden flowers in 1930s reproduction fabrics.

Two more finishes, Lyn has made this great Christmas version of “Now and Zen” from a Christmas fabric layer cake.  
I love Christmas.

And Ivana has finished her King sized version of “Rose Rhapsody”.  Gorgeous.

Robyn has been working on her stunning centre for “Wentworth”.

Jan has finished her lovely “Jelly Nation” quilt, started on retreat at Kurri.

Jan has also made the Miss Lucas Star Satchel to match her Summer Winds Block Keeper.  Such a beautiful sewing ensemble.

Glenda is well on the way with her “Jelly Nation”.

And Sharon has made not one but two beautiful Star Satchels.

At Lyn’s Fine Needlework, Veena has completed a beautiful centre block for her “Hartfield”.

Wow, I think you will agree that was an amazing show and tell!