Friday 31 July 2015

Quilt Express Workshop

Wouldn't it be fabulous to have the luxury of unlimited time? I would love to have unlimited time to read, create, relax, hand stitch and enjoy sewing with friends. In the real world of course this is not always possible. Like octopus tentacles  we have life demands pulling us in many directions all at the same time.

One solution? Simply put  - make the best use of the time we do have. I look at my fabrics , and dream of making all sorts of quilts, bags, clothes .....the list goes on. I want to use my fabrics, but I must be honest with myself. What can I realistically achieve? 

With those thoughts in mind, I have been playing around with quilt as you go ideas Sewmiriam style! 
I have collapsed quilt making into as few elements as possible to create a table runner ...

and a quilt.....

Here they are hanging out together at Cottage Quiltworks 

Come and join me for a Sewmiriam Quilt Express Workshop  at Cottage Quiltworks on Saturday, 22nd August.  Learn the techniques, and start your own design for a tablerunner or quilt. Once you start, it is hard to stop! I could have called it " Build a Quilt" but I kept on thinking of the Build a Bear party workshops that little girls love to go to for birthday parties!! Grrrrr.

If you want to learn to make your own quilts from start to finish, using your domestic sewing machine, this could be the workshop you are looking for. Can you sew in a straight line ? Then you are half way there already! 

Meanwhile, with the chilly evenings here in Sydney, my daughter Hannah has nabbed the quilt for her bed. 

I hope this blogpost finds you well, and feeling creative. Thank you for stopping by. It is always humbling to have you take the time to visit.  

Happy sewing, love Miriamx 


  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Miriam, and love the idea of a quick finish quilt! Looks like one of yours too!