Friday, 30 January 2015
Its my friend Sandra's birthday today. I have made her a WIPs "work in progress" chalk board for her sewing room. She just loves Kaffe Fassett fabrics so to ensure she liked her present - I was cheeky enough to ask for her Kaffe scraps.
|Chalk board fabric with Kaffe Fassett fabric.|
On the back I made two hanging sleeves - top and bottom and have attached loop Velcro to them. This will stop the WIP board from flapping around when writing on it.
|I have provided the hook Velcro with a sticky surface to secure to a wall.|
|I couldn't help myself - had to make her a cushion as well.|
Thursday, 29 January 2015
|Hundreds and Thousands. Can you see the flower shaped formation?|
Each petal is a different colour.
I have used the traditional origami bow tie block but have inserted the bow tie center (3d) into each corner rather than every second row. It's very tactile to touch and technically fiddly.
Each row took me two hours to sew and each piece of fabric was 2" square.
|Here's a side angle shot. Gives a 3d woven effect|
|One side of my bag - background in black foreground feature fabric.|
|Other side of my bag - background in feature fabric foreground black|
|I sewed buttons onto the bottom which held the bag stiffening|
in place and prevents the bag fabric from sitting on any surface.
|Class Samples - cushions|
To learn this technique we will be making a panel using 3" squares. Your final piece/panel can be made into a cushion, bag or wall hanging - whatever you like.
For this you will need two groups of fabric. Background and foreground (3d)
The background is your base. You can use one fabric (i.e. pink cushion) or various fabrics in the same colourway (i.e. green cushion). Please pre-cut 36 x 3" squares.
The foreground is your accent. It should complement your background fabric but stand out / pop (i.e. light vs. dark or a strong contrast). Please pre-cut 25 x 3" squares.
1 x 20" piece of batting. This initially will be your design board for laying out and pinning your design. Once your panel has been sewn it is then quilted onto this piece of batting.
Pins - you will need plenty. Dress making pins are fine. If you use long thin quilting pins for normal piecing - these will bend.
Quick n pick. We use this to assist us in interlinking our rows together by removing stay stitches (usually 1 or 2 per block). Don't' forget it - it is a requirement.
A camera, ipad or mobile phone for taking photographs of different placements.
Machine thread for piecing and for quilting - must match or blend with your fabrics.
Scissors or snips for cutting thread.
Cutting board, rotary cutter and ruler.
Sewing machine with 1/4" foot.
Walking foot (for sewing the panel onto batting). This may or may not happen in class depending on time.
A lot of time maybe used in laying out, so to save valuable time please come with your fabric pre-cut. Pre-wind your bobbins and please make sure you have a new size 80/12 needle in your machine.
|Cushion I made this week as a gift for a friend. Background is black calico|
and the foreground is made of scraps of Kaffe Fasset fabric.
This is a fun technique but some quilting experience is required for this class.
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Continued from previous post.
JUDGES AWARD - CHRISTINE HARTIGAN
JUDGES AWARD - ROSALIE DACE
It was a pretty amazing exhibition. There are also 21 quilts selected for the NZ Suitcase Exhibition which will tour around New Zealand this year.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME - AMATEUR
|MERIT - Starry Starry Night by Claire Davis|
|FIRST - Conquering Christchurch by Sophie Wood|
NO PLACE LIKE HOME - PROFESSIONAL
|MERIT - Southern lakes by Lois Wine|
|FIRST - Fragility, Kina at Rangiputa by Mathea Daunheimer|
|OUT AND ABOUT - AMATEUR|
|MERIT - Light through the trees by Jill Bowman|
|MERIT - Lime and Mango by Sarah Ward|
|FIRST - 5 days and 5 nights in New York by Tracy Carew|
OUT AND ABOUT- PROFESSIONAL
|MERIT - True Bliss by Sonya Prchal|
|MERIT - Pacific Pathway by Donna Ward|
|FIRST - Hinemoa and Tutanekai by Fyvie Murray|
OUT AND ABOUT IN A SMALL WORLD
|My New Pillow by Sonya Prchal|
RAGS TO RICHES RECYCLED
|AMATEUR AWARD - Blanket Ripples by Bridget McFarlane|
|PROFESSIONAL AWARD - Golden Moment by Sandra Kennington|
YESTERDAY, TODAY TOMORROW - AMATEUR
|MERIT - Grandmothers Garden Revisited by Liz Heppleston|
|FIRST - Persian Window by Lucy Stephenson|
YESTERDAY, TODAY TOMORROW - PROFESSIONAL
|MERIT - A Gentle and Quiet Spirit by Jeanie O'Sullivan|
|FIRST - Persian Dreams by Ansa Breytenback|
BEST THEME INTERPRETATION
|Arch My Eyes by Adrianne Reid|
|Minton by Judith Briant|
JUDGES AWARD - STU SCHWARTZ
|Exuberance by Jean McLean|
JUDGES AWARD - CHRISTINE HARTIGAN
|Three Brothers by Sarah Ward|
JUDGES AWARD - ROSALIE DACE
|Rural 1 by Robyn Croft|
|Royal Velvet by Ansa Breytenbach|
BEST OF SHOW EXCELLENCE
|Nightwatch by Anna Prussing|
|Kisses for my Daughter by Donna Cumming|
BERNINA BEST IN SHOW
|Is it Art by Melanie Martin|
I have been back from Symposium for four days and I have just started unpacking. As promised - the here are the winning quilts. Photographs have been supplied by the CD Quilt Symposium Manawatu 2015 put together.
WINNERS - GROWING THE PASSION EXHIBITION
PLAYGROUND (YOUNG PERSON UP TO 12 YEARS))
|FIRST - Lilly's Garden by Lilly Duncan.|
SCHOOLS OUT (NEXT GENERATION 13-18 YEARS)
|MERIT- Road of Endless Possibility by Kataraina Hakaraia|
|FIRST - Schools Out by Sarah Royds|
3D FLORA AND FAUNA
|FIRST - Ruth Corbet|
ALIVE WITH COLOUR - AMATEUR
|MERIT - Off the Floor #1 by Gael O'Donnell|
|FIRST - Circle the Wagons by Gael O'Donnell|
ALIVE WITH COLOUR - PROFESSIONAL
|MERIT - In the Corner of the Garden by Rosemary Rush|
|FIRST - Nightwatch by Anna Prussing|
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
|BEST AMATUER - The French Connection by Nancy Woodney|
|BEST PROFESSIONAL - Sticky Fly Papers by Margaret Rogerson|
|OVERALL BEST OF BOTH WORLDS|
Kisses for my Daughter by Donna Cumming
CHOP AND CHANGE
|FIRST - Nascondino by Jeanette Orr|
|FIRST - Hopscotch by Alison Laurence|
HOT OF THE PRESS
|MERIT - Quilters Rock by Irene Smith|
|MERIT - Lost in Transit by Mary Williams|
|FIRST - Still being followed by Ruth Wheeler|
GROWING THE PASSION - AMATUER
|MERT - Eclipse by Leanne Kenagh|
|FIRST - Simply Childs Play by Lee-Ann Newton|
GROWING THE PASSION - PROFESSIONAL
|MERIT - Fabric Flower Passion by Ruth Wheeler|
|FIRST - Exuberance by Jean Mclean|
|MERIT - Canna Tropicana by Heather McLean|
|MERIT - No Sew HST's by Heather Beaven|
MERIT - Touch the Stars by Griet Lombard.
Unfortunately no photograph of this quilt has been provided on the
IT'S A SMALL WORLD (miniature quilts)
LESS IS MORE - AMATEUR
|MERIT - Stand my ground by Gael O'Donnell|
|FIRST - Ode to Tron by Sue Pope|
LESS IS MORE - PROFESSIONAL
|MERIT - Improvisation by Fyvie Murray|
|FIRST - Rural 1 by Robyn Croft|
Due to the large number of photographs I am downloading, I have split the winning quilts over two posts.