Monday, September 5, 2011

Big Bold & Beautiful

This simple but very beautiful gift is
from my youngest student and inspires todays 
big bright post.

This was my favourite entry in the 'Quilts across Qld'  exhibition at the Ekka (Royal Queensland Show)
 I love the traditional red centres combined with the scrappy & not quite perfect log cabin blocks
Quilters name unknown - sorry - no catalogues available at the time

Made by Maxine in one of my classes and called 'Square Dance' this lovely quilt was made using the Moda Charisma fabric range that was available in 2008.

Another beauty is this quilt made by Fay in class. After the pattern appeared in a magazine, Fay bought the template & kit from Material Obsession in Sydney and tackled the inset piecing. I'm sure you'll agree that the end result is visually stunning.

First Prize - I have a lovely yr 8 student who comes to classes every school holidays. She worked away quietly on this quilt in the Easter break; piecing together a random mix of squares, 4 patches & rectangles which she then quilted with a diagonal grid.  As you can see the finished quilt is a real credit to her. Congratulations Bryn!

I had a wonderful day recently with two friends who booked a class together. Recently arrived from the UK Vanessa stitched up a very creative back panel for her satchel bag while Natasha made 2 new cushions for her lounge. (sorry no pictures but they did look fabulous)

What have the younger sewers been up to?

Tayla is a very talented young artist who is just learning to sew. She set out this design herself and is delighted with the result. We will be working on a denim satchel bag next and I can't wait to see what she achieves.


 This is Meg's cute alien. We used the Melly & Me pattern 'Acute' and enlarged the pattern to 141% to make it easier for Meg to sew.  She has given him a lovely charming personality. 

 Rose has been busy making stuffies and an alien too

Siena's Plattie Platypus
all dressed up and ready to swim away

Meet Ella's 'Big Fat Bunny' 

He ate so much toy fill that we struggled to sew him closed

Ella had seen the shoe stuffers I had on display and used a similar shape to
make her bunny a big carrot 
'Baby Bunny' pattern is available from Funky Friends Factory 

Well my readers farewell for now. I am still working on part 2 of the Sewing in Free Motion Tutorial so keep checking back.

Cheers Linda