Ok, I have to admit it, I had the best fun ever! Once I got my head round how it all worked, it was brilliant to see it coming together. Those curves! Fabulous! The Spicy Spiral Table Runner by School House Quilts gets a gold star from me. :-)
I loved the diagrams in the patterns, it really helped me nut it out. I did have a little moment or two of panic when I thought I couldn't get it all out but it worked out pretty amazingly at the end.
You do need to be able to do three things to make this: Cut straight lines using a rotary cutter and ruler, sew in a straight line and sew a consistent quarter inch seam.
and make the Spicy Spiral Table Runner
Wow! I'm so stoked I want to share this with the world. So we're running classes on the following dates:
Dates: Thursday, 23 June 2016
Time : 10am - 4pm
Cost: $15.00 which includes tuition, tea/coffee/cake. You will need to buy the pattern and bring your own supplies. BYO lunch. Tutor : Kay Bennetts
We are happy help you choose your fabrics. :-) It's different, it's fun and it's really, really clever the way it goes together so simply! Every single one made in previous classes has been simply stunning! Here are a two of the many made in class.
And now for something a little bit special!! The most gorgeous fabric has just arrived and we will be making 8 kits for Cactus Flower. Cost is $300 for the kit (quilt top, binding and pattern). We are happy to do it as a three month BOM, starting right now. The cost as a BOM will be $100.00 per month.
The finished quilt measures 65" square. For a closer look at the fabric, pop into the shop or check out the post on the Chirp fabric here.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like this gorgeous quilt.
This cute quilt can be made as a dolly quilt, a pram quilt, a crib quilt, a table topper, a little quilt for under your sewing machine or pop it on top of your washing machine to prevent scratches. And it will teach you three different Quilt-as-you-go techniques.
The class is aimed at teaching you these methods in a cost effective way where you don't have to spend loads of money on the requirements. You should be able to source the fabric from your stash and use the batting that has been cut off your larger quilts.
The idea is for you to gain an understanding of quilt-as-you-go and learn a few techniques on a small, inexpensive project so that you can plan a larger quilt.
There are so many different methods of Quilt-as-you-go and we will cover three of them:
a machine and hand pieced (very traditional) method,
a machine pieced method, and
adding borders to an already quilted centre.
There will also be discussion on the challenges of quilt-as-you-borders and possible solutions.
There is preparation to do for this class. The blocks will have to be cut and quilted prior to the class. You will receive instructions on how to do this with the requirements list. You will also require a walking foot for this class.
Dates: Thursday, 12th May : 9.30am - 1pm OR Tuesday, 7th June : 6pm - 9.30pm Cost: $15.00 which includes tutelage, tea/coffee and the pattern. Tutor: Kay Bennetts Please note that this is a 3 1/2 hour class.
And it's too cute for words! I've been 'collecting' all of my projects so far and haven't had a chance to make any of them but I think this one is going to be made pretty soon. I need a new cushion for my lounge and this will do very nicely!
For those of you who don't know about the Tilda Club, please click here for more information. In short, we get a lovely parcel every second month with a project (and the beautiful Tilda fabrics needed to make the project) and often another cute item such as Tilda ribbon, gift cards, buttons, etc.
LOL, the more I look at this gorgeous design, the more I'm smiling - LOVE it!
The projects and quilts were of an incredibly high standard once again this year and we thank each and every one of you who entered and who came in to vote.
We couldn't believe it when we counted up the votes! Three quilts came within 1 vote of each other. We recounted three times to make sure and felt that we should mention the 3rd placed quilt too as the voting was so close.
1st Place : Vicki Knight - this is an original design by Vicki.
Highly Commended (only 1 vote behind the winner): Helen Collins
3rd Place (only 2 votes behind the winner) : Lee Land
Highly Commended : Helen Collins
Congratulations to our winners and to everyone who took part!
3rd place : Lee Land
The Ugly Fabric Challenge next year will have two categories. One for quilts and one for smaller projects. Details will be on the information sheet issued next year. :-)