I'm very busy with my craft classes at the moment and now patchwork is vying with crochet as the most popular class.
Peekaboo quilt to give the class something to work on, but I thought I would try doing something else with the technique for my demonstration pieces.
So out came my stash of vintage linens and old pattern book/furnishing fabrics.
A few rounds of running stitch in coloured perles and they are ready to sell in the shop.
I love combining producing handmade items with teaching!
I have to admit I'd never tried it before because I don't think I'd really liked the ones I had seen. But I used this tutorial from Works in Progress that went along with a recent ORBC quiltalong and it was very straightforward it produced quite a stunning pillow, even if I do say so myself!
I have to say that this cushion is really quite restrained for me, but I like it! Maybe I am finally embracing the 'less is more' concept.
My class really enjoyed making their Dresden Plates too, and it was a nice simple block, good for easing them into the class and the more complicated Double Wedding Ring that we attempted this week.
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And one more thing, we will be taking a stand at the Scottish Quilt Championships this Friday - Sunday (with all our fabric and more!) and I would love any of my readers that are visiting to come by and say hello - don't be shy!