Thursday, March 22, 2018

Cotton Carnivale Part 3.

Here are a few more photos from my trip to Noosa.

Sue Daley's stunning quilts from the left is Evergreen, Round We Go block of the month which you can still join here at Cynthia's Ark with Faded Memories for the fabric or just get the templates and papers and use your own stash. Lastly Sue's new one Windchimes 

 Sue Daley's Evergreen quilt made with templates which can be hand or machine pieced. It will be a block of the month later this year to help us use some of our stash up.
 Funky Friends Factory softies which we already have some in stock and there will be more like Snags the Sausage dog.
 Keera Job who designed Daisy Days which we still have some in store. There will be some of her patterns arriving soon.
 Aggie, Audrey and me.
 Lindsey from Sew to Grow. Her workshop was  a high light. I will be running some clothing workshop with some help.
 Jenny's workshop. How big is my star block? Bottom left.
Joanne from Tranquility Crafts and myself at the gala dinner with special guest Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
 A couple of shots out and about.
Now I must get back to the real world.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Cotton Carnivale 2018 Part 2

On day 2 at Cotton Carnivale 2018 we had a morning talk with Sue Daley before we spent the rest of the day with Lindsey from Sew to Grow. What a fantastic first session on grading patterns. I was so far out of my comfort zone and that this class was not for me.

Then we hit the sewing room to making our Bondi Top.

 Scary stuff making this top as I have not done much clothes mading.  It turns out it is a lot easier than I thought. Though there was a couple of times I thought my head was going to explode.
My finished shop sample. I will be having another go at this one in my size. This one will be a class in the second half of the year with another couple of classes using Lindsey's patterns.

Until  next time
Keep Stitching

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Fractured Paintbox Quilt Workshop

On Sunday we had Elizabeth back in store for her to teach the Fractured Paintbox quilt which is a Quiltworx pattern. After the success of the Desert Sky workshop in January this one was going to be a hit too. I didn't sit in on this one but that didn't stop me for listening and still learning more on foundation paper piecing.  I had planned to make this quilt but lunchtime I want to make it using In the the Beginning Garden Delights fabrics. I can see a bordered garden quilt.  As you can see it can become quite messy.

Elizabeth likes us to cut the quilt out in the morning and then we get to sew the afternoon way knowing the quilt blocks are all cut and ready to sew. Now I didn't do any sewing as I only started cutting on lunchtime but that is ok. Everyone else did manage to finish 8 sections to complete 2 blocks. Here they are they will be all different. Tina's quilt will be a favourite of mine and if she hadn't used Tula Pink's Tabby Road I probably would have myself.

I have booked Elizabeth to teach again on the 12th August, so if you are interested let me know as spots will be limited. This is one of the few times I had a bigger classroom.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching