Do you remember the excitement of starting a new year at school? That lovely feeling of opening a new exercise book and writing those first words (and did you always try to use your neatest writing?)
We have started our new ‘Block of the Month’ this week and our technique of the month ‘Frame Quilt’.
I’m incredibly lucky to have the support and encouragement of Chris Franses, she has 30 plus years experience in teaching patchwork and quilting, designs and writes quilt patterns and writes the monthly column ‘Wandering the Web’ for British Patchwork & Quilting magazine. She has designed this years classes and the ‘Block of the Month’ is very clever. Chris has designed each monthly block so that can be made in four different skill levels – this means that anyone from beginners to accomplished stitchers can take part and can make as many of the versions as they wish.
This month’s block is an exercise in perfecting measuring and cutting techniques and making strips and squares.
As you can see the first two classes have been very productive.
The first ‘frame quilt’ class was all about design this month and Chris brought her EQ7 programme in and helped the ladies with colour and design ideas. I’m really looking forward to seeing them come to life.
Alison bought her quilt to show us – made from four of last years roll-over quilts
Alison is working on joining the others, which will something to look forward to.
Sheila had completed her 2016 ‘block of the month’ before Christmas because she was giving it as a gift
I’m sure you’ll agree it looks fabulous, Sheila’s quilted it beautifully.
I can’t wait to sharing more of last years completed projects with you and results from this years classes.