17 hours ago
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Noosa Quilters sashiko workshop
Noosa Quilters' workshop today covered the sashiko and patchwork blocks in the image above, from 'Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix and Match'. Quite a challenging design to create, as the hexagon and diamond wave patchwork designs have around 78 pieces per block! The first sashiko blocks were marked and begun in the morning, moving on to 60-degree triangles in striped or directional fabrics creating the patchwork designs during the afternoon. It was a warm day (for me) but their workroom in the old part of Wallace House was well-lit and breezy - the ceiling fans and open windows sometimes blowing the patchwork pieces around!
Work in progress on the patchwork -
The variety of fabrics used for the patchwork will make a great selection of projects and I'm looking forward to seeing some of the finished pieces. After all, the 'quilt' from my book, in the first photo, is a computer generated image, repeating the individual blocks - I would like to make it in real life sometime.
Wish we could have stayed longer with this friendly and fun group!
Update - Melinda sent some photos of me at the workshop today. Here's two of them. Thanks very much!