Hutton Priory Patchers enjoyed a relaxing sashiko workshop at the Arts & Crafts Centre at Worden Park, Leyland, on Thursday. We made the panels for the sashiko kinchaku drawstring bags (above). The workroom was lovely and cool on a hot (!) day. The Arts & Crafts Centre was originally one of the outbuildings for Worden Hall and there was a fantastic antique kitchen range in the fireplace.
One of the quilters had made a bright and summery version of my Oriental Log Cabin Sampler - much more pink than the original and also some yellow highlights in the strips.
Another group member had made two wallhangings with blocks from 'Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix and Match'. She made the first one and her daughter liked it so much, she made another one for her.
Sorry for the short post, but I'm getting things ready for the Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham next weekend - there's a lot to do...