9 hours ago
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Getting ready for Edinburgh and Altrincham
Today is one of those turnaround days when there is a lot to do!
I am ready for tomorrow's workshop with Woodland Patchers in Altrincham (hope I spelt that right), where we are going to make the Super Strips quilt top. I will take my camera, as this workshop always produces some great quilt tops and leaves me wanting to make another workshop sample...
On Thursday, I will trek north to Edinburgh for the Spring Quilt Festival at Ingliston. This is a very enjoyable show and, while the Spring Quilt Festivals (which include the ones at Ardingly (January), Chilford and Exeter (both in March) aren't on the scale of Quilts UK at Malvern in May, there is more than enough to fill a fun day, including a selection of short workshops. My workshop project this year is a little kinchaku or drawstring bag, with a sashiko motif based on the shippo design.
To give you some eye candy for today, here is the sampler quilt Jane Mariott (a quilter from Wrexham Quilting Circle) made using patchwork and sashiko blocks from my "Japanese Quilt Blocks" book. She added extra sashiko squares in the corners, which look very effective, making the corners part of the quilt, unlike my plain, overlapped corners on the original quilt. Thanks for the photo Jane!