Monday, 22 November 2010

Last weekend's workshops - Quiltessential and Rocheberie Quilters

On Friday, I taught the "Super Strips" workshop at Quiltessential in Derbyshire. Everyone used Moda jelly rolls, which are the most accurately cut, so the patchwork panels came out very nicely and went together quickly too. It is also very easy to coordinate the Moda rolls, as each one features just one range of fabric, repeating designs in different colourways which all work together.

The same rolls have been chosen many times in different workshops but it is rare for several quilters to be using the same roll at the same time. We had three pairs of jelly rolls - "Lumiere de Noel" -

"Maison de Garance" -

and "Awesome" -

It is interesting how differently the panels work out, even starting off with the same strip roll, depending on which strips are selected for the centre. "Lumiere de Noel" and "Maison de Garance" look similar - they are by the same designer and some fabrics use the same motifs.

"Collections for a Cause" roll - I think this one was "Hope"? Lovely repro prints.

This roll was so subtle -

"Twiggy" collection by Sanae - I used the layer cake of this for blocks recently -

Another contemporary roll -

Bright, summery florals -

If anyone can remind me of the last few roll names, please do!

This quilt was started when I taught the "Japanese Circles and Squares" workshop at Quiltessential in early May. It has been finished with big stitch hand quilting, sashiko style.

"Japanese Circles and Squares" was the workshop Rocheberie Quilters had chosen for Sunday, so I'm looking forward to seeing some of these patchworks finished in a few month's time.

There were lots of different fabric combinations chosen, from subtle autumnal colour schemes through to graphic black and red.

The square in a square is the original version of this design, but the "art quilt" one had several new versions in progress too (like the one above).

The art quilt style works really well for batiks too.

Lots of inspiration!

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