Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Rattlesnake Class

Yesterday I taught Rattlesnake at Winterton Quilters. They were a great class, very quiet as there was a lot of concentration!

As ever there were students, starting with Ann, who had an innovative approach to the design and I learnt something new!
Here are Vicky's stunning black and green blocks auditioning a split background colour - something I hadn't thought of!!

and here are some more from the class:

Ann's is centre top. so effective when the "teeth" blend into the background, and there were lots more that I didn't get to photograph.

This is Nina's, a stunning colour combination, but lousy photo as it was certainly not distorted like that!

And below, the class star, Lynne, who completed all her blocks and took out all the paper, and stitched them together well before the end of the class!

Isn't that fabulous!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

New Great Granny

My four-and-a-half inch square great granny top is now done.
It was languishinging on my wall while I got on with smaller stuff, but had to be finished so I can have my design wall back!
I like it better now it is done. I had to make it larger and decided to do so by expanding the centre line in both directions then when I came back to it I had run out of fabric, but fortunately the shop still had a little left and I got enough to make binding too.

I still think maybe I could have done more with the middle..

And here are the 2 1/2" square blocks that I made first. This top is also done with white sashing and low volume cornerstones.