Friday, 28 August 2015

La Passacaglia - my progress so far.

If you told me a year ago that I would be making an EPP (English paper piecing) quilt, I wouldn't have believed you.  I have admired grandmother garden quilts over the years but have never been tempted to make one.  BUT I am.  Here is my progress on my La Passacaglia quilt.  I have included other penrose blocks from Willyne Hammerstein's second book as well.  I invisage this quilt would take me at least another year to complete as I'm in the middle of other exciting projects as well.

Happy stitching friends.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Show n Tell

Completed cushion ready for stuffing as a result from attending my Stacking Bowtie class.  Beautiful.

Friday, 14 August 2015

World quilt exhibition winners have been announced.

Visit this linked to view the winners.

Best of Country New Zealand - Congratulations to Mary Transom for Kings Garden.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Millefiori/ La Passacaglia

Wendy Welsh and I will be giving a talk to Capital Quilters Guild in Lower Hutt, New Zealand on Willyne Hammerstein's La Passacaglia quilt. The addiction to this quilt is massive and world wide. There is a Facebook Group currently with 2.5k members (Wendy is one of the administrators for this page). The same questions are asked by people wanting to make this quilt I.e. Fabrics, templates, papers etc. so we have decided to help.
Wendy and I are not experts but by sharing what we have learnt along the way (including gadgets and techniques) we hope to either help and encourage those starting and to maybe introduce newbies to this wonderful EPP quilt.
Venue is Waterloo School, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.  Saturday 29th August commencing 1.30pm. Visitors are very welcome.
Google la Passacaglia images or check them out Pinterest.
Early stages of mine
A must have in all quilting club library's and for all EPP lovers
If your local and can come - we would love to see you.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Patchwork for beginners

Another group of new quilters taking their first steps into the amazing world of quilting.  Day one of a two day class - here are their results so far.

And a bonus - Jenny brought in her completed beginners quilt which she quilted herself as well.  And like any quilter, has her fabrics for the next one ready to go.