Barbara is a big fan of black and white (and red) – she even has a collection of vintage black and white blocks which we have featured in some earlier posts. This particular EQ doodle is still on her “to make” list.
Lots of “oohs” and “aahhhs” and excitement from a packed audience during the initial demo on Saturday. Lots of careful considering and cutting afterwards as everyone made a start on their individual projects. Lots of tea, coffee, biscuits and cake too! Chris made sure that all strip sets were cut “the right way round” and kept everyone on track so a good time was had by all. We are expecting a LOT of finished pieces to find their way back to a show and tell later this year!
(Barbara is trying out the latest app update to post this report so we’re going to keep it really short and use composite pics as well.)
Not much time for blogging at C&B Towers or at the Rural Office – everywhere you look there’s a heap (sorry, orderly pile) of fabric with scribbled plans and instructions on the top and the only noise is the constant hum of a sewing machine. Chris is trying to make sure that she keeps ahead of her very busy schedule of classes at The Corner Patch – Technique of the Month (2 sessions), Block of the Month (2 sessions) and a number of other single day classes. Samples for each class = lots of cutting and stitching behind the scenes! Lots of finishing tops and quilting them too! Barbara is cutting fabric and batting to kit Hand Quilting classes in March as well as cutting stacks of 60degree diamonds from this lovely selection for a Tumbling Blocks project.
We’ve had a special delivery of luscious Oakshott fabrics which need to be cut up and stitched back together for our 15th Birthday class.
Our next Saturday class at Tittensor is Dresden Jelly – the class has been sold out for quite some time now, largely due we think to the silly title. We think it’s going to be really good fun combining Jelly Roll strips and Dresden Plate blocks – here’s just a taster of things to come –
Our Electric Quilt Pick this time is one of the layouts from our very popular 2014 Mystery Class – Barbara really should get around to finishing up her class sample! All the blocks are made, there’s enough fabric for a border – what’s stopping her?!
Just one block – Rolling Stone – and 3 different fabric placements. This is another Electric Quilt Pick that we’re considering translating to real fabric one of these fine days! It might even get written up as a pattern at Meadowside Designs!