4 hours ago
Monday, 24 October 2011
Lincolnshire area day and workshop
The last weekend has been just as busy as the previous week, with Region 10's Area Day on Saturday followed by a workshop on Sunday. The venue was Ludford Village Hall, near Louth - a spacious and well-lit hall with ample car parking, ideal for both Saturday's talk and Sunday's workshop, which was 'Japanese Circles and Squares'. My new talk, 'My Japanese Quilt Inspirations', combines well with this workshop, as I feature a few of the workshop sample quilts among dozens of other quilts inspired by Japanese textiles, architecture, art and design.
There were some super fabric combinations used for 'Japanese Circles and Squares', so I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the finished quilts. Lis (who now blogs as Piece'n'Piece) made the first one shown below - I expect I'll see some good workshop photos on her blog soon too. EDIT - Lis has posted a photo of her quilt with the sashiko detail - click here.
This random pieced version in plaids, stripes and shot cottons was one of my favourites. It has an extra fat quarter in the stack, so there will be 48 blocks rather than 42. The finished quilt will look like a cross between a Japanese boromono rag cloth and an Aussie wagga.
The weekend was a chance to meet up with Sheila and Jane, who attended my sashiko course at Bridlington earlier this year. Sheila brought the cushions she made using her sashiko samples, combined with tsumugi striped cottons, all very colour coordinated and showing just how creatively small pieces of sashiko can be used.