Don't know about you, but I have had a Monster Lurgy this Winter, it has lurched on, coming and going, all the year so far. Every time I think I am better, it comes back and bites! But, slowly, I am getting some ideas turned into reality.
Three new class projects for this year are taking shape.
One in woven brushed flannel and wool felt with hand stitching for Creative Quilting in East Molesley, right opposite Hampton Court Palace, on Saturday April 23rd. Here is the block in progress- it is machine pieced then the felt shapes are appliquéd and embroidered and the piece is hand quilted, makes a lovely cushion front. This particular piece is going to become part of a quilt. There will be three different designs to choose from on the day, this one is 'Mountain Ash', but there will also be a 'Horse Chestnut' and 'Oak' version. Pieced by machine, then worked with hand stitching, lovely fabrics to work with in your hands.
The two other classes are for Lady Sew and Sew in Henley upon Thames: the classes are on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 May: the two projects are designed to go together, so if you come to both you will have pieces that work as a small wall hanging or a runner, if you do only one class, you will have a cushion cover/table mat. Again it is a mix of machine and hand work, we will be covering three techniques-Trapunto, English Paper Piecing and Foundation Piecing. Here is a sneak peek at some of the elements of the two projects.
All of these classes are suitable for all skill levels, come along and try something new! If your Quilt Group would like to have me come along and teach any of these projects, get in touch.