Thursday, 18 February 2016

Gettting going again, fitfully...

 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.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Exciting Developments

At the moment I am rather running to stand still as I have a LOT to catch up on, but something good  happened at the end of last year and that is this!
I was asked if I would put together a couple of Workshops and do an interview for Justhands-on.tv. My Gingerbread Man Christmas Decoration Workshop went out in December, the Appliqué Flower panel will go out next month and last Friday my interview went live.
And yes, I am excited!



Thursday, 4 February 2016

Goodness, where did that time go to....

Hello, well, that was not a good time.  I am back, just about, starting to get myself together on the making front. Will start to show you things as I do them. Been a long time away, but gradually getting back into the swing of things.
Here's something to be going along with- a block from my Wool Quilt that I developed further into a pattern for Justhands-on.tv, who asked me to record some workshops for them in November last year. Very exciting! This workshop will be coming soon, in December my Gingerbread man featured and from the 5th February you can see me being interviewed with  some of my quilts. I so enjoyed re-making this block for them that I ended up making four...and four blocks is almost a knee quilt...