Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This week at Fairholme (2): Susan's Epic Quilting Week

Susan M grew tired of having a number of projects that never seemed to quite get finished - she'd made good starts, so over a couple of weeks, she put her quilting mojo on, and got to work. She's really pleased with the progress she's made - two big finishes and one well on the way:

This quilt was driven by the Jinny Byer border fabric that
Robin W passed on to Susan to 'do something' with.
It then grew organically from the toile centre panel,
and Susan was surprised to find what she had in her stash
that 'went'. She had no intention of including orange, but
with very little encouragement, she has used it very effectively.
This one is a break out into modern, for Susan - her
interpretation of Kim Kight's Lucky Strikes - one of five
free patterns issued by the Cotton and Steel fabric designers,
to promote the release of their second collection.
Susan is contemplating how she will quilt it to complement
the modern design.
It is always good to see finished quilts from workshops -
Susan's Jolly Stars began in Catherine Butterworth's workshop
in March, on using acrylic templates for precision piecing.
The contrasting value between the fabrics Susan has used make
 the most of the design - throwing the faux circles (all the
lines are actually straight) into prominence. She was
determined to finish it completely before the year was out -
six months is a very good effort indeed, and will encourage those
of us still lagging a little behind on this one ...

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