Tuesday 6 October 2009

Uttoxeter Quilt Class

I was expecting 9 ladies today but, fortunately, only 5 actually tuned up. It was a great day with much laughter... a lovely group of ladies. The room has enough space for 7 ladies to have a full table each.
It's great having beginners slowly get more confident cutting with the rotary blades, first strip only cuts one inch then a few strips later... it's all quite easy....
This is Gill's strip set being cut into the squares... yes!... it is a Rail Fence Table Runner...

... my favourite beginner project. Students learn so much with it... so why would I change? This picture shows Maureen's strip set... but forget that... look how posh her nails are!

These are Nora's strip sets, she has been a quilter in the past but left it for a few years... something like 24 I think she said, so she is "refreshing" her patchwork skills, not to mention the ironing... he he he

This is Lizzy's work. She is a complete beginner and chose 3 red fabrics for her table runner. I think I can quite safely say that she will go ahead and buy the equipment because she loved what she did today.... apprentice quilting addict? 

After measuring the width of the strips and cutting a few blocks, we laid out these few to show Nora how to sew them together, she can pop here to my blog to get started, if she mixes them up on the way home.

Gill can do the same with this picture if she forgets the order, it's good to know the blog is useful eh... Gill used Christmas fabrics.... well it is fast approaching isn't it!

Maureen got on a little faster today as she is not a real beginner, she was picking up tips and "refreshing" today, sometimes it does us good to go back to basics, don't you think?

The fifth lady had already left us before I remembered to take photo's, she is also a Maureen and she was using recycled fabrics today.
We won't have a class next week but I am hoping to get the room again on Tuesday 20th, PLEASE watch the sidebar for more information and any change of location.

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