Video tutorial - on Gourmet Quilter, posted 10 February 2013
Photo tutorial - on Delaware Quilts, updated February 2012. Includes a variation with stitched down curves.
|Georgie is making her way around the first circle of tiny pieces ...|
|Barbara is all the way around ...|
|Sue is making final fabric choices ... she devised a quick block roll from some polar fleece and a cardboard cylinder ...|
|... that allowed her to carry in place the pieces she was considering to quilting on Monday, for a further consultation ...|
|.... and kept them together with some firm ties.|
|Susan has made a number of hexagon blocks ...|
|... and is having fun auditioning fabrics for the rest.|
|Fun and fish - expertly pieced by Robin W from her stash of brights, spots, and aquamarine, Christy Wang's long-arm quilting (Quilting Treasuers), brings it even more alive. You could swim through those clever little waves - both the pieced and quilted ones.|
|Dawn quickly realised that her discovery of the 3 D bow-tie block (see her first one here) would be a solution to her problem of 'what to do' with some tricky fabrics from our community stash.|
|These novelty print squares have been brought together nicely by Dawn - they were given to us by the Quilters Guild of NSW, to make into children's quilts for donation back to community causes - ours go to foster children.|
|Jill decided on improvised piecing to maximise the use of a small length of the print fabric, surrounded by scraps from the community stash and then alternating white-on-black and black-on-white borders. It was her first serious attempt at free motion quilting - it was good practice ...|
|Click on an image for a closer view.|
|Robyn L hand pieced the curved flower segments over many Mondays. |
|Phyl joins us at Fairholme when she is visiting her sister Georgie. |
She visited this week, with her completed 'Melody' quilt from our Power Stripping
workshop with Brenda Gael Smith (Serendipity Patchwork and Quilting).
Very nice indeed.
|Barbara pieced these large and wildly patterned hexagon blocks over many Mondays. |
The group really loved the border print and the jaunty corner stones, too.
|Dawn has been away in the country, a long way from home. |
While away, she heard about a technique for piecing 3-D bow tie blocks
- undaunted by the long distance between her and her sewing machine and fabric stash,
Dawn found three fabrics in the nearest Big W and practised piecing the blocks
in the car on the way home, resulting in this richly coloured and textured quilt top.
There is more, but that is for another post.
Thanks for the photos, Sue.
|Click on the images for a closer view.|
|Ginny began making these blocks as one side of an interlocking circles quilt, but they were cleverly sidetracked into a bright and beautiful quilt for a soon-expected grandchild.|
|Robyn's hexagons are 3/4" ... and there are more than 5,000 of them in this very large (but not yet final sized) top ... that's a lot of hand sewing, Robyn, for a beautiful result!|
|Detail of the centre diamond ... needle turned broderie-perse applique.|
|It required a lot of up close and personal attention and inspection. |
How will Robyn decide to finish it?