Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Lesson Two - Junior Quilters

Lesson two for the Junior Quilters was held at "All About Sewing" Charmhaven yesterday.
We had 6 young ladies trying to finish their small quilts.
It was so hectic that I didn't get to take any photo's during the day. I took this one of my daughters quilt once the dust had settled and we were back home.
Three of the girls got up to this stage...finished quilting but no binding on. They did really well....I think they all turned out great. The other girls have begun to quilt...will have to finsh it at home...and we will organise a quick binding lesson soon. I have really enjoyed teaching the juniors. The girls gave me a list of suggestions for possible future classes of which I hope we have many!
Jan

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Junior Quilters

Had an absolute blast today at "All About Sewing" Charmhaven,  with six young ladies learning to patchwork.
We were learning about 1/4" seams..how to sew straight...how to line up the intersection of two seams when joining rows together...how to sew borders on correctly....how to NOT throw a hissy-fit when the bobbin runs out...that it's hard to sew straight if you're talking.....many things really.
Next week we will be learning to pin baste our small quilt and also how to quilt it using a walking foot. If time permits we will hopefully cover "binding"

Beth and Madeline

Charlotte
Rebecca, Paige and Charlotte
Paige
Rebecca
Emily ( birthday girl!)

Beth

Charlotte

Madeline
Hopefully the first of many "Junior Quilter" events.
Jan

Sunday, 15 January 2012

So Far So Good!

I am really enjoying working on this quilt...but feel I will need to get some more fabric... I don't have enough variety of red and blues. Happy with the progress so far. I am back quilting at night while it's still school holidays...so I am not getting a lot of time on my own personal sewing.
Cheers
Jan

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Jack in the Box

Holiday sewing.....the block is called "Jack in the Box". I designed the quilt using EQ7. I wanted it to be a scrap quilt.I will post more pics as the quilt progresses.
Jan

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Look What I Got!!

This is what I started with for the "Thousand Pyramid Friendship Fabric Swap"

And this is what I ended up with!!!!!
How GOOD is that!
Jan

Friday, 6 January 2012

Only the Binding to Go!

The sample for the "Junior Quilters" class has been quilted with some simple,easy walking foot quilting. It now only needs the binding to be hand sewn down to be entirely finished.
I am looking forward to teaching the junior class....contact Jody at "All About Sewing" for times and dates.
"All About Sewing"...ph 43932200  http://www.allaboutsewing.com.au/
Cheers
Jan

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Thousand Pyramid Friendship Quilt

When my group decided to do a fabric swap for a "Thousand Pyramid Friendship Quilt" I jumped at the chance as I have always wanted to make one. Lots of cutting of 5" squares ready to swap tomorrow night. I can't wait to see what sorts of fabrics I get....cant' wait to start the quilt.
Jan

Sunday, 1 January 2012