Saturday 22 August 2015

Sewmiriam Quilt Express Workshop

I love a great workshop! Today was just that. Not only was there spring warmth in the air, but there was a buzz in the workroom, as blocks were being created for table runners, and fabulous quilts. Techniques today included piecing, quilting and backing in one step, and a variety of sashing options.  Quilt Express indeed!

Learning a new skill is always a challenge, but once mastered the possibilities are endless. We are so lucky to have found an activity that encourages us to build on our skills and break the boundaries, whether we are traditional, modern or avant- garde. 

Helen started a quilt using nautically inspired prints. The play between graphic and novelty prints, spots and stripes is wonderful.

Sue has started a beautiful quilt, with grays, muted shades and pops of colour. The effect is stunning.

Margaret worked her magic with beautiful Japanese indigo inspired fabrics,

Nancy is working on a bright quilt which is fresh and delightful.

Sandy was well prepared with strips ready for piecing

Sandy's Christmas table runner blocks are gorgeous. She is on a roll!

Dee is making a table runner full of whimsy and French charm

I am sorry Leonie and Judy , but I do not have clear photos of your blocks. They are splendid. Judy is taking a graphic bicycle tree pattern in shades of red, blue and mustard and creating a visually dynamic quilt. Leonie has chosen tropical prints and is creating a  " vogue style" quilt.

Thank you ladies for a wonderful, inspiring workshop. It is always a pleasure to have your company and share a love of quilting with you. 

Happy sewing, love Miriamx 

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