|My first block and I had to unpick!!|
Can you spot the misplacing?
Uses light dark and medium fabrics.
|Detail of Jan's quilt|
|Jan's inspiration board|
|More student work|
|In the tourist office|
|Excellent colour and fabric choices from Sheila|
|Melinda's quilt again different but super colours.|
|Commonwealth graves in Saint Imoges |
|The headstones marking the graves of British war dead are so beautiful, carved out of Portland Stone.|
|12" card template which 'll bring next time. The 12" paper folded semi-circle is to cut two lining fabric pieces but with an added seam allowance for joining.|
|11" semi-circle folded to yield eight template pieces. You|
could use paper but I used freezer paper - I'll stick all eight pieces onto my chosen fabrics and cut out adding a quarter inch seam all round.
|Note the top curved edge has been straightened and the bottom point snipped off. Then a quarter inch seam allowance needs to be added to all four sides. I stuck my paper template onto card, cut it out exactly and then drew round the card with a quilter's quarter circle but you could just use the lines on your ruler.|
|I used my old school compass to draw circles - dates from when we sharpened pencils with a knife. On the left is rotary cutter compass which can be adjusted to various diameters. Margaret had a very natty fold up compass with a cap which she think came from Smiths. It could be tightened so it didn't slip when using.|
|I was so busy admiring |
the use of stripes on this
one I didn't note who
made it but think it was
|Rosemary's log cabin star |
cushion made from Australian
|New member, Lesley's,|
hand pieced hexagon flower
|Margaret's log cabin star|
|And Margaret's mystery quilt: shadow on some pictures is my camera shutter which didn't close properly.|
|Stephanie's New Zealand fabric quilt has a woven effect achieved by cutting oblongs say 5" by 7" and adding 1" strips to two opposite sides to form a square. You have to cut directional or picture prints some vertically and some horizontally.|
|This is Stephanie's mystery quilt with sashing added between the blocks. It's for her husband and he loves it.|
|Also from Stephanie and also with sashing are disappearing nine patches which look like figures of eight.|
Great colour combinations.
This precise, graphic and
complex piece is in sharp
contrast to her improv. work
|Laila Karlamoen:Taking the boys to the cabin|
Great diagonal shading with log cabin blocks
|Ludmila Badaiva: Tales of the|
Love the scale and organic
nature of these designs.
Radiant in Blue
Varied theme and scale
blocks unified by colour
|Tatiana Samsonova: Climbing the Stairs|
This is from the Art Quilts section and I think it's great:
lowering slightly menacing colours brightened by shots of startling pink. I like the large scale and movement
held in balance. It was a sizeable quilt.
|Vincenzo Callea: Hexagons Indiscriminate Group |
Back to the contemporary section for this one. I like the sheer oddness of this, particularly the deployment of prints and
randomness combined with symmetry.