Last week we made the second block in our Mystery BOM quilt. A Double Star Block. Above are some of the blocks made by other group members. Below is my block for February. I'm quite pleased with my points.
Today at our quilt group we had a workshop run by Pauline Rogers of Quilters World. Pauline spoke about and demonstrated several different topics including quick ways of making 4 patch squares and half square triangles, how to use glue instead of viseofix to attach your pieces when doing blanket stitch applique, her quilt-as-you-go method is great, all done by machine, no hand-sewing. She gave us lots of other handy hints to make our quilting journey much easier including how to make bias tape without burning your fingers by pinning the end of the tape, then using a small iron to push the bias maker along the strip. We were also shown how to use a glue stick to attach that bias tape to a quilt ready for stitching. Another interesting thing she talked about was the fact that all rulers don't measure the same and can be out a little. This effects our blocks and could be why we have trouble getting our points to match sometimes. Room for thought there. Lastly she gave us a demonstration on Free Motion Quilting. In all the day was fantastic and I came home with so much buzzing around in my head. I bought quite a few goodies but forgot to take a photo so will show them next time. Below are some photos of the day.
|Free Motion Quilting. Sorry the photo is a bit fuzzy.|
|One of Pauline's quilts|
|Quilt-as-you-go above and below work in progress|
|Above & below : getting ready for a fun day of learning|
Well hope I haven't done a photo overload.... Till next time..... Happy Stitching