Sunday, 23 June 2013
Modern Sampler Quilt - in progress
It's not quite finished but I thought there was enough done to share with you.
I have doing my 2 intermediate patchwork evening classes, Modern Patchwork Techniques 1 and 2, for a year or so now. These are 5 week courses where we tackle a new technique every week. But at the end of the course you basically have 5 different quilts started with only a block or 2 completed. So I thought we would move on to a longer, 8 week class where all the blocks fit together to make a quilt.
But I didn't want to do a traditional sampler quilt where all the blocks are the same size and they're all sashed together as I find those sort of quilts very dull.
So I designed this to be different and modern.
I updated the block to work with flying geese as the original was very fiddly.
And to the side here are 2 scrappy fan blocks. These are paper pieced and then curve pieced, but I still think we can get 2 done in a class!
I've just realised I forgot to take a photo of the appliqued block. This is my take on the traditional 'wreath of roses' block that I have in so many old books. Scroll up to the top photo for a quick look. Since I took these photos I have added a small flower to the leaves in the middle and a couple of mini EPP hexagon flowers to the typewriter key block in the right hand corner.
Now I have 3 borders to add before I baste and quilt.
I will post the finished quilt in a few weeks time (hopefully!).
Meanwhile I just listed the class on our website so it's ready for booking. But don't book just yet as you'll miss out on our 10% off early bird Autumn class offer which starts tomorrow (when I have got hubby to set up the discout code on the website!). If you are interested then email me or sign up for our newsletter.
I would love to know what you think of this quilt. It was actually really hard work to get it this far! I just hope I am on the right track and students feel it will be worth an 8 week class to make a similar one.