Tuesday, 12 June 2012

'turtle' (admin) day

Why does admin always take longer than you think. We had plans on our 'turtle' day to sew more sample blocks, but the day was swallowed up before we knew it. Anyway, we achieved a lot so it turned out to be a productive day after all.

We mentioned in a previous blog that we would open our Begin Patchwork course to day students, so as promised we have set out a programme list below......

Sept 4th:     Introduction - Rail Fence & Quilt-As-You-Go Method.
Sept 25th:   Prairie Queen & Rocky Mountain.
Oct 16th:    Log Cabin & Couthouse Steps.
Nov 13th:   Building Blocks & Complete Outstanding Blocks.
Nov 27th:   Joining Blocks & Attaching borders.
Dec 4th:     Attaching Binding & Label.

As you can see there are some old favorites but also some very nice new ones to try. If you fancy doing all or some of the course just let us know in the usual way, on an email or by phone, which can all be found on our web site.

Carolyn has put some new workshop photo's on our flickr site and her daughter has updated our web site, so if you haven't had a look lately pop over and check it out.

Now, I haven't finished any projects lately, so I thought I'd show you a couple of cushions you may not have seen, which I made a while ago for my eldest daughter.
The first one she requested was to be made in white with pintucks, prairie points and cathedral windows. At the time she was doing a BA Fine Art degree and looking at minimalist 3 dimensional work, number sequences, squares and grids. 

                                                        Nine Block Grid

The second cushion was to be made in calico with printed triangles, various stitches and couching, using wool and embriodery threads, beads and tassels.
                                                          Aztec Cushion

Both cushions were pleasure to design and make, and very much loved by the recipient.

Speak soon, Sue

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