Monday, 6 June 2011

Stack & Slash workshop

Stacked fabrics cut up and labelled ready to sew

Saturday was an in house Oast workshop day led by Marion Fox which was very enjoyable and quick sewing starting with a pile of six different 18" squares which we then sliced and moved the top fabrics down to make different combinations which would result in six different crazy blocks.

I used Amy Butler type fabrics bought in Portland and as they were half yards decided to make two sets of blocks but others went on to border their quilts. Marion gave advice on settings, sashing, how to quilt and particularly binding showing how to mitre corners and a very nifty way of completing continuous binding which I hadn't come across before. I show various fellow participants' work as well as my own blocks in progress.
Sewn into rows ready to combine into a block

1 comment:

Julie Fukuda said...

This is in my "some day" pile to try. Certainly it would be easy by machine but not so hard even by hand.