Thursday 3 September 2015

Everyone likes Pikelets

 A few years ago my friend Lyn showed me a  wonderful quilt as you go technique for using up scraps. I made a scrappy quilt, using up my "uglies"   - the scraps of fabric that are truly awful. The quilt looked great. I couldn't believe it! In the back of my mind I kept playing around with the technique and this is my modern twist result. I am thrilled. This is the front,

 and this is the back.

The table runner shown above is fully reversible. . I have used a dark fabric for the front, and a variety of batiks and graphic prints for the back. What fun! The technique allows you to keep on adding the circular blocks , which I call pikelets, until you achieve your desired size. I hope to keep on adding more pikelets to this project. They are addictive , and calorie free!!! Woohoo!!! 

What to learn how to make ' Pikelets?'  Join me for a workshop at The Cottage Quiltworks at Warriewood  on either Wednesday, 23rd September, or Saturday 26th September. Contact the shop for details. 

I am now playing around with these Japanese prints for a different look.

The playing has commenced - just can't help myself really,

Check back soon for the outcome.

Why an early post this week? Work commitments and a Fairholme Quilters bus trip to Hazelhurst Regional Gallery on Saturday to see the exhibition Labours of Love - Australian quilt 1845  - 2015, and the Kay Haerland Showcase. Lucky me! 

I hope you have had a wonderful week filled with creative joy. Spring is here, and the possibilities are endless.

Happy sewing, love Miriamx 

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