Wednesday 2 December 2009

Uttoxeter Quilt Class

Gillian has not only finished her Rail Fence table runner... she didn't bring it in today because it has taken pride of place on her table all ready for the upcoming holiday that shall not be spoken about in this post...! This is Gillian's second project, a baby quilt. It is one of those already printed tops so it only needed quilting. Gillian quilted round all the framing and will hand quilt some of the pictures... this needs to be finished before baby starts school!
This is Jenni with her very own Bernina Aurora 440 QE. She has been studying the manual and learning how to love it even more!!! he he he. She is adding the binding to her table runner in this picture and, a little later, she went on to make a label for it.
After making the label we started learning a few of the many ways to make half square triangles. Starting with the 'cut 2 triangles and stitch together... being very careful not to stretch the bias and not to let the triangle points disappear into the feed-dogs" method... I call it "the old way", he he he. We moved on to drawing the line on a square and stitching either side method with a few little tweaks of my own.... making perfect half square triangles. Jenni was impressed with the sheet method.. you know... making lots at one time where you mark a bigger piece of fabric and sew it all BEFORE cutting anything... love that method.... and just for fun because we made so many HST samples, we made some hour glass blocks too. Don't worry about the colours here... it was just for practice! he he he
Dotty Maureen bought in her Inekle Berlyn landscape quilt, the one she started at the workshop last Friday. She has been adding the applique things and has starting embellishing with decorative stitching, doesn't it look fabulous!

I've had to change some of the lesson dates for the Utoxeter classes so, if you are interested, please check out the right side column of this page for the new dates.
I am hoping to get more classes started in the New Year, which is only just around the corner now!
Remember... if you would like me to bring Aurora 440 QE sewing machines for you or your group to play me

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