Thursday, 29 November 2012

Epping Quilters Inc

Class for Epping Quilters Inc

I had a great day yesterday teaching a group of ladies from the Epping Quilters Inc.  We were cutting, stacking and sewing my whack and stack quilt called Millefiori. 

It is a fascinating process to see how different fabrics look when you cut identical shapes and rearrange them.  Look what happens:

This fabric made patterns that looked like star fish and sea urchins:

Here is the fabric being cut out:

Here are Diana and Angela hard at work doing their sewing:

The blocks from this colourway look like fireworks:

Here are some blocks made from a vivid Kaffe Fassett fabric,  Wow!

Diana is the self-confessed "queen of miniatures".  She decided to make a miniature version of my quilt.  Instead of cutting 5" blocks, she cut them at 3" and is going to hand piece them all.  She fussy cut them from her paisley/flower fabric.  They look amazing!

Here is the original fabric she is using:

Here are some different blocks in a bright and pretty floral.

We had a great day, air conditioned room - yay!

I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the blocks at our next class in 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - what a fascinating post!All those blocks are amazing - and almost unbelievable from those fabrics. I love fussy cutting hexagons and stars but now will have to give this a go for sure!
    Thanks for the post :)
    Every Stitch