Triangles and Stars

there seem to have been quite a few of these at The Corner Patch this week.

A few of my ‘Absolute Beginner’ ladies after finishes their basic 9 patch quilts wanted to learn more, so we have moved onto triangles – half squares, quarter squares, three quarter squares and flying geese, phew! so many triangles, but once you’ve mastered triangles, you can recreate most traditional blocks.

My ladies are using their triangle samples to make some Christmassy placemats, very nice they are looking too

Lynne's Pinwheels

Lynne’s Pinwheels

Margaret's Flying Geese

Margaret’s Flying Geese

Rita is making her triangles into a table runner and very lovely it’s going to look too when it’s all joined together.

Rita's Triangles

Rita’s Triangles

Don’t you just love Rita’s colours?

The ‘Technique of the Month’ with Chris this month has been ‘Prairie Points’ which they have then arranged into a ‘Somerset Star’, a beautiful effect, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Lesley's Red Star

Lesley’s Red Star

Sarah's pretty purple star

Sarah’s pretty purple star

Nicola's Christmas Star

Nicola’s Christmas Star

My apologies to the other ladies that attended the course – I forgot to get my camera out quickly enough & they didn’t remind me, anyone would think they were camera shy!

Marilla popped in to get a bit of help with her binding for her table centre she’s made.This beautiful piece was started at one of Barbara Chainey’s hand sewing evenings and with its slightly different shape Marilla was a little unsure about the angles. She really wanted to master continual binding and ‘by jove she got it!’ and all hand sewn too – fabulous!

Marilla's Hexagon Star table centre

Marilla’s Hexagon Star table centre

Emily popped in for some backing fabric and wadding for her quilt. When I saw the top I just fell in love with it – it’s quite simple, ‘just squares’ but it’s what it’s made from that caught my imagination. Jeans; her’s, her children’s and maybe even her husband’s, there are all different types of denim mixed in with some pretty cotton fabrics and it looks just lovely

Emily's jeans quilt

Emily’s jeans quilt

I especially loved the patch with the zip still in

Digital StillCamera

That’s what I call recycling, just brilliant.

Until next time

Happy Stitching x

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