I have a bit of a backlog of stuff to share over here which hasn't been helped by the longest period of dark, miserable winter days I can remember which makes decent photography very difficult!
Finally we had a bit of frosty brightness and I managed to get a few shots of this Disappearing Nine Patch quilt I made for a new evening course at myBearpaw Studio.
I finished this just in time for our open weekend at the beginning of December. Then I went on my hols toTenerife (seems SO long ago now!) and then it was Christmas and so I am only just getting round to telling you about this new class now (it starts a week on Wednesday!).
No sales pitch here as the class filled up in that first weekend (though there are places left on another class... read on!).
I used the gorgeous new Denyse Schmidt collection New Bedford, which I think is one of the best she has ever produced (and that's saying something!). I love the bright happy colours.
The background is good old Kona Snow. It's not a big quilt at 51 x 61 inches, though students will be able to make it larger if they like. The background is an extra wide fabric by Swaffing, which you will probably see quite a bit of over here as I have it in three colourways!
Amazingly my husband adores this quilt! You never really know how they will react... And he's been using it for a little extra warmth at night recently (I'm at that stage of life when I seem to be heating up at night!).
Our second evening course is a Mystery Quilt!! That's right I didn't have enough time to make this before I launched the classes!! And thanks to Sheila for that excellent teacher's cheat ;)
But of course the class starts in a couple of weeks so I need to get planning it now and have produced the first block...
This is a version of Storm at Sea and may not be the first block we actually make (we might need a more gentle intro!). It's made with Denyse Shmidt's up and coming collection Eastham (plus a little New Bedford), which is equally beautiful and very 1930's (would be great for Farmer's Wife). I am very lucky to already have some of this to play with :)
I have some wonderful plans for the rest of the blocks in this course. The idea is to make one in the class and a different version at home, giving you 16 blocks by the end, enough for a full size quilt (perhaps with sashing or borders). We will be playing with colour values at lot and working on many different techniques, and hopefully you trust me to design a lovely finished quilt for you!
I have just 2 places left - would you like to join me (providing you are local obviously!)??