Sunday, 27 September 2015
With the smaller block (1" pieces), I made the block first then secured it to the batting and backing by re-stitching row joining seams.
Why would I do this? Why not just pin the block to the batting and backing?
When piecing a quilt I usually make a decision on the quilting style after the top is complete. In this case - I am making this quilt up as I go along and at this point in time haven't really decided in the final look. So by securing the smaller block - its ready for quilting when I'm ready to do it.
I have started adding a little quilting to the larger block.
The batting is a black cotton blend. I use this a lot as I find the lighter batting fibres can work their way through onto the front of the quilt. Dark blocks do tend to show up lint (especially men's suiting). I was tempted to test out fusible batting however as it requires you to spray water onto it to activate the glue, I was not convinced it would work well with suiting and shirt fabrics.
Will keep you posted on this project.
Happy stitching Shirls
Monday, 21 September 2015
Please pre-cut fabrics before class to save time
Suggested quantity for larger quilt 1.5 to 2 meters. This will vary depending on the size of your quilt. If in doubt – buy more.
Please bring four different block colourways for the class.
For each block colour you will need four shades from dark to light.
For each block cut one dark fabric into a 8"x 4 1/2" rectangle. This will be cut into smaller diamond using class templates.
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1" x 6" ruler that has 1/4" lines marked (Optional - only bring if you have one)