This is Leonie's quilt. I love it.
Sunday, 19 February 2017
|Meet the Quilters (from left to right)|
Sheryl, Irene, Pat, Deborah
|(Left to right) Gaynor, Ngaira and Jeanie|
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/180/a-shetland-woman-knitting Follow this link to view a similar belt in action.
Sunday, 5 February 2017
My grey quilt isn't finished although I have sewn on the binding. In the future I will eventually square up the sides to create a more functional quilt but for now its an ok size and weight to travel to Christchurch for my QAYG 2017 symposium class.
One of the major hiccups when creating QAYG blocks is demonstrated below. See even I do it!! - Sew without checking the previous seam has been sewn in correctly.
There is no getting around this. I took out the block and unpicked it.
Here are two tips I hope you will find useful when unpicking and recreating your block.
Close your sewing holes by lightly spraying water onto your fabric, then gently rubbing with your finger making sure you don't warp any bias edges. Finally iron dry.
I have been focused on finishing a knitted blanket which needs to be completed this week. Will post you the photos soon.
Sunday, 15 January 2017
To take a break from these projects I started making an Iron Caddy for a friend's birthday last night. I also need to make a couple for my class irons. I used the free pattern available from Tri Country Quilters.com. http://tricountyquilters.weebly.com/uploads/3/0/2/4/3024945/iron_caddytote.pdf
I used wonderclips to hold the layers together instead of pins. This worked very well.
The only material I had difficulty in finding within New Zealand was the Silver Iron Board Fabric.
I spoke with quite a few suppliers late last year who are unable to bring this product in the country due to the cost plus shipping. So if I can't find a product in NZ my next best place is :Nancysnotions.com. Product link below.
I didn't make my own binding or handles - opting for ready made bias binding and webbing for handles. I used flat buttons rather than ones on a shank. When the mat is laid out shank buttons will raise the corners.
Back to my "stalled" quilts.
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
My Quilt As You Go class does not appear in the catalogue and my weaving class was listed as a two day class.
Needs lists for my Symposium classes can be accessed via link found on the front page of this blog (right hand side). Click onto the class name. Each needs list contains a brief summary with additional photos.
Within this blog you can search (top right) by class names. Students work from my previous classes will be displayed. This may help when selecting your fabrics or wanting to find out more about my classes.
So here is the correct information for my classes.
Spinning Stripes (2 day class) 6 & 7 October (examples below)
Weaving Kiwi Style (1 day) 9 October
See you at Symposium
Monday, 19 December 2016