Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Twisted Workshop

I taught a Twisted Sisters workshop for Oast using Ami Simms templates and pattern. Many chose to make their own quilts but others used fabric provided to make a charity quilt.  The charity workers worked on another project in the afternoon to break up the day. It was a lovely hall and I enjoyed the day.
Here are the orange and calico charity colourways and Monica's quilt started in the same workshopwith Ami I went to at the Cabot Quilt Conference and now a nearly completed top.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Oast Raffle Quilt which our group Crab & Winkle made

This is the Oast raffle quilt made by Crab & Winkle. It's very different from previous ones and not to everyone's taste but we are very proud of the promptitude with which it was made, the quality of the work (we allowed for the directional fabric) and the beautifully coordinated colours. I love the use of black. I think it's a classic and would appeal to men as well as women. The longarm quilting was done by Smart Frog.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Yet more from Oast Showcase

Just three more photos though I'd love to show my favourites but these are group quilts I contributed to: Melanie's baby quilt where I made the stars and meandering geese and other members made the rows. Also two cat blocks I made for Marion - she thinks one is sleeping but I thought it was stalking!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

More from Oast Quilters Showcase

Firstly Melanie's Twisted Sisters which many of us have done using Ami Simms' pattern and template. I've just received another shipment for a final workshop next Saturday.

The Hidden Wells quilts were made in a Crab & Winkle workshop, Mary's in vibrant colours and Pam's in prints. If I was the "mother" of these, Judi was the grandmother as I practised and learnt Hidden Wells from her and  we all drew on Internet sources too. I think Mary Ellen Hopkins was the original instigator of this fascinating technique.

This is another mystery of mine completed by a member of Rambling Roses.

These then are quilts at the show in which I had a part to play. Margaret's quilt with hearts was a mystery quilt I set long ago, so long I didn't recognize it at first till I read the programme.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Oast Quilters Showcase

It's our Quilt Show here in East Kent this weekend. I've got three quilts on show and it's good to see them hanging up and be able to take a photograph but the best thing has been looking at all the others covering a very wide gamut.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Disappearing Nine Patch Basic 02

The Patience corner setting is the most common as shown in the resewn rearranged block. I sewed a few more pieces together to give an indication of how the quilt will eventually turn out and I show a top made earlier in scrappy fashion - perhaps you can tell I went to New Mexico (Albuquerque) for my holidays.