Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Monday, 25 June 2018
|Star Gazing by Claire Murray|
Instantly recognisable as inspired by Katharine Guerrier, in this case a workshop.
|Sampler Quilt by Lilian Newman from Vintage Quilt Revival by Blakesey,|
Heinrich and Jones with crazy patchwork squares.
|Reaching for the stars by Fiona Brown|
|Improvised block detail|
|More improvisation, this time using ties. Interesting setting,|
Judy Jones: Nigel's Ties
|Pinewood Quilters: 50 shades of purple|
Noted because it uses "Mary's Triangle" block
|Christine Porter: Coming out of the Shadows in Fort Bragg|
|Detail: effective setting of strip pieced fabric|
|Lynne Hanson: Licorice Allsorts|
After a class with Mandy Munro
|Alison Stark's I Spy a Dragonfly, one of two made from an Abby Searle pattern.|
15" panels joined to produce overall scene.
|Janet Pinder: Scraps around the World in 80 Days|
Sunday, 24 June 2018
|My 70 Not Out quilt as I think of it. Made QAYG and a Piece o' Cake pattern.|
|And a proud(ish) pose|
|My Japan DNP, simple but effective.|
I think the title of the show is National Patchwork Championships but we all call it Sandown. As far as "National" goes it's been superseded by the much grander Festival of Quilts at the NEC in August. However the more homely approach has its appeal and there are always quilts by Oast members as well as other people I know. I didn't take pictures of the superb rosette winners mostly with incredibly dense and complex longarm quilting because I wasn't attracted to them. I now take pictures of quilts I find personally inspiring or contain ideas I can draw on. Now I also record work of forthcoming or potential Oast speakers to use on our Facebook site to alert members and to promote workshop bookings.
Anyway I'll start here with my two quilts and those of friends and acquaintances. I should say that my Japanese DNP and Tracy and Belinda's quilts were all professionally long arm quilted by fellow Usual Suspect, Maggie Breakspear.
|Oast member Barbara Amblard's Jewel Box using no two|
fabrics the same. Must bear in mind for leader enders and
|Detail: flipped corner squares?|
|Woven Ribbons 1 by Margaret Harrison using Beth Studley fabrics. She used the scraps|
to make a smaller version. I teach U3A alongside Mragaret and would love this to be
one of our projects.
|Hey Zen Dash instantly recognisable as Usual Suspect Tracy Aplin's work with plenty of|
|Julie Barnes "Starburst" a technical tour de force, Julie is one of the Belsey "girls".|
|Super Psychedelic Star by Usual Suspect Belinda Jeffries from a workshop with |
Carolyn Forster.showing well managed colour placement of the Tula Pink jelly roll.
Saturday, 16 June 2018
|Wonky stars block: we were asked to not use "too many" pinks or purples.|
It was the Guild stash sale today today postponed from last March because of snow. Despite my best intentions I was very naughty but am nevertheless very pleased with my purchases. When I got home I completed my Siblings together block of the month, wonky stars on white.. I made quite a mess with cut off bits of fabric.
|I find these gold effect fabrics very useful|
and these wiil replace those I nearly used
up on my Japanese DNP.
I think these were Beryl's sold for her
|I'm doing a using stripes workshop at the TQG|
weekend and these fair trade fabrics from Maggie fit
|And shirtings from Janet: I'm always on the look out for red |
and pink checks. Goody.
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Tracy is going to teach a Guild workshop on making mug bags in July. Here is a selection of some she has made for friends and herself. Mine was nibbled by a mouse so I shall go and learn how to make another one.
|Tracy with her mug bag|
Monday, 11 June 2018
Thirteen of of us had a very enjoyable and productive UFO day. On the way home, the longer country route, I stopped to photograph a field of poppies. Plenty of inspiration there, that particular colour of green against the orangey red.
Photos posted with permission.
Hexagons by Ann Wood from Judi Kirk's workshop, Tracy Aplin with applecores and Katrina Loveridge's completed UFO Bargello top.
|Spacious old school hall|
|Hard at work|
|My quilt tops laid out on the floor: we had plenty of room.|
|Some of their work: stripes very well managed by Naomi and Pat's Santas all the right way up. Sharon on left and|
Janet on the right below opted for a Christmas theme and Louise's nine patch squares were all different.
Friday, 8 June 2018
|Jenny sandwiched this top she is completing for an older friend.|
|Judy O with delicate applique|
|Gillian with DNP top|
This week it was our bi-monthly sewing day where Jenny had finished a quilt for a friend who has had to give up the craft. Lots of old favourites among the fabrics. Judy has put together the blocks she was working on at our retreat in May. Then Wednesday evening off to Quay Quilters where Gillian has made a DNP from William Morris fabrics. Today It has been lovely day here with dear friends. Mary has made a lovely quilt with an Australian theme for a tiny person person downunder.
Tomorrow Oast UFO day and a disappearing nine patch workshop on Sunday. No more scheduled.
|Sewing with friends at my house|
|Mary with her downunder quilt|