Thursday, 17 May 2012

Stack - n - Whack Workshop

7 Ladies attended the very first ever workshop in my very own quilt shop. I've had many many classes  but this is the first workshop with everyone working on the same project... lots of fun... Stack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope is always exciting the first time it's done.
The ladies had been shopping before the workshop so we didn't need to use any time choosing.. which can take absolutely ages! They had to be brave and cut right through the middle of their pieces... remembering to breath! Then we cut the slices of the pattern repeats... a little more happy stress...
This is Jolly Jo's fabric, see she's carefully lining up her template piece of fabric on top of the main piece so she keeps the repeats good and even, this project requires 8 pattern repeats so, almost all of the strip gets used up. Each lady was advised to fit a brand new rotary blade to their rotary cutter.
 Once the 8 fabric strips are cut and pinned we proceed by cutting through all 8 layers at the very same time, so the blade needs to be good and sharp, Early Sue is pointing at her rotary cutter with it's newly replaced blade, just in case you hadn't seen it... A fresh blade makes a good clean cut on more than fabric! ask Sue!

This is Marisabel's first block. This is not stitched together in the picture. Most of the ladies laid out their sets of triangles so that they could see what designs they had created... that's to help them choose a background fabric...

Krafty Karen's first finished block... she had chosen to use the new Clarice Cliff fabric... what a fabulous fabric for this kind of project!

Lovely Lyn's first block... it's the same design as Jolly Jo's but in the different colour way, it looks quite lacy doesn't it...

Arty Janet's first block. She's chosen to use a different background fabric for each block, if you can't choose just use them all... great plan!

All the ladies found it very exciting opening their piles of triangles and we will see them progress though the next few weeks, at least I hope we will...

Giggly Gillian's first block, finished, stunning isn't it.

What a fabulous day... everyone went home happy... Everyone's blocks are turning out to be stunning... I think it might be a good idea to run another workshop for those who missed out this time. I've 3 ladies on my list... let me know if you wish to participate, only 6 can play!

5 comments:

Sue said...

They all look amazing, can't wait to see the finished quilts.

SewCal Gal said...

Looks like a fun class. Beautiful stack-n-wack blocks.

SewCalGal
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Sheila said...

Beautiful blocks, are they using a special ruler to cut the blocks?

Angie said...

Nope, just an ordinary 24" x 6" ruler, it helps a little to have the 45 degree line on the ruler.

Angie said...

Nope, nothing special, just a 24" ruler.