Our guest instructor this month is Patsy Thompson, with a great lession. After a year of lessions, I made an actual quilt for this lession using some of my ice dyed fabric in the cornerstones. I left the cornerstones free of quilting as I did not want to detract from the great dyed fabric. Like Patsy said, this was lots of fun! I'm going to add some beading to this but don't have the correct colours and so have to make a trip to town.
Our guest instructor for November is Sarah
Vedeler and she had us do spirils. I practised and practised with pencil and paper and eventually moved on to fabric tryouts and then put them in an actual quilt.
This month Teri Lucus was the guest tutor and it was a good lesson. She had us use a silk top and a multitude of threads and stitches. I tried metallic thread but it looped hugely on the back; after endless tension fiddling I just gave up on the metallic and ripped it out.
Paula Reid was our guest instructor and she gave us a circular feather wreath template to quilt. There is a lot of backtracking which I did not like; I like better the technique of making each plume come from the spine
I chose to use the blue and brown from the palette supplied. I am still trying to design a non rounded motif to free motion quilt this double bed sized top. There aren't many of these around but I have a few ideas.
Our teacher this month was Wendy Sheppard who demonstrated the 'Jester Hat' motif. I drew this every day, on paper, for 2 weeks until I put it on fabric. I see that others also had difficulty getting the flow of this design.
July's Colour Challenge was pulled from a Picaso drawing. The colours are lovely but what to make! I decided to play with my Color Stiks and over colour an old green print. I made a sun visor from the pattern provided by Vicki Welsh and modelled by a preoccupied DH who was having a political discussion on the phone. DHs have to be good for something!
This month's guest host was Angela Walters. She had us do a tile design with filler stitches in each tile. This technique can fill a large piece of quilt real estate. The double outline of the tiles make framed boxes that are offset from each other. An interesting layout.