Monday, 14 January 2013

Quilters rule!

Blogger has been playing up and not allowing photo upload, so I didn't think I would be able to share the few photos I took on Saturday.  But superior intellect has won the day, and I've managed to sort it out!  This class was machine quilting and 'quilt-as-you-go', although Sian and Martin had got a bit confused and quilted blocks ready to join.  No problems.  Sian is already a proficient machine quilter, and Martin only needed a few tips.  Result!
Pauline and Emily were busy free machine quilting, and the reason Emily looks so smug is that she took to it like a duck to water.  I can see a quilting business coming up for her in the future.
Sue had brought her Window Block from the Piecemakers Mystery Quilt, and proved yet again how hard it is to sew a straight line!  Better choice of thread colour helped her with that.  I know loads of ways to fudge!

Martin tried to save some time by using invisible thread to sew the backs of the quilt as you go blocks.  What a clever idea!  However, he didn't like the result, so undid it.

Julie and Rachel were happy to hand sew the backs.  It's quite relaxing.

So relaxing that Paula and Rosemary managed a nice chat!

Here are Sian's blocks partially joined.  She didn't have enough fabric with her, but was very pleased with the result so far, as she should be! 

Rachel took advantage of the tables to lay out her curves.  They look fabulous and the use of the brown and pink blocks as a border is fabulous.  I'll look forward to seeing it finished.

The next class will be on 9th March and will be 'Magic Tile'.  See you then!