It is Thursday already! It seems like just a minute ago it was Monday and Moira was holding up this Gwen and Freddy inspired quilt in a totally Moira color way. Every so often we should be required to make a quilt using the left over bits and pieces of all our quilts. The experience if fun, resourceful and rewarding as demonstrated here with wonky cut blocks and black and white jagged borders. Anything goes and so does a fair bit if scrap fabric...
This is another piece of Moira's work. The centre is Anna Maria's Social Climber...a name for a fabric that makes it just that desirable in any of the many colors it came in. Some of these fabric lines should be made classics and then be available forever. Moira is experimenting with borders and piecing options and there is more to come from this warm start.
Speaking of experimenting...this class stepped into the art quilt lab. We all got our copy of Intuitive Color and Design by Jean Wells and got busy doing the exercises in the book. I have never heard this group so quiet as they all concentrated on new techniques.
Laurel is up to quilting her evolutionary quilt. It is alive with color and those stripes in the setting triangles really reinforce the palette of the quilt in an exciting way. It's not a shy quilt but rather a fun, happy piece to brighten any place it lives!
This is what we love to see in the shop! Heaps of things going on, lots of chatting and sharing of ideas!
Lindy is working some gorgeous Kaffe fabrics, with white and the Drunkard's Path template. The blocks are 8" finished so they come together really quickly and are an easy way to practice curved seams. Sometimes the fabric does all the work for us!Kate is working the Prints Charming Kaleidoscope block and some shot cottons and a fun wheel, and some strips using shot cottons and, well lots of great elements happening here. Once we all saw the wheels it was wedge ruler a go go! Beryl, Judy and Laurel all got into the fun and we had wedges all around!
So lets review that idea for a second...Aboriginal fabrics, French Blues and Yellows and then Liberty...no matter which category of fabrics you live with, they all look great! The idea of the class is using template shapes to create interesting patterns with the fabrics. The ideas expand before your very eyes.
We just got in a new selection of Alexander Henry fabrics. Megan has chosen this as a backing fabric for the zig zag quilt. It is a fun, fun, fun fabric and will make this a two sided quilt with a lot of appeal.
There is more, oh so much more...enough that I was nearly in a coma when I got home yesterday. Nothing better than arriving home after a stimulating day only to find there is no milk, no petrol in the car and a birthday coming up for Oscar tomorrow. Yikes, it can all pile up into a short space of time!
I will get to the rest but first I'd like to address the dress code...it is appreciated but not required that we match the fabric. kathy