Saturday, 20 October 2012

North Somerset Quilters' Super Strips workshop

Today's workshop was Super Strips with North Somerset Quilters at Nailsea near Bristol.  Here's some of the patchwork they started.  We had a somewhat unexpected power cut at lunchtime, which meant we didn't get quite as far as usual, but everyone is well on their way - we could at least get some of the corner triangle strips cut out and ready :-) while we waited for the power to come back on.

There seemed to be several themes to the fabrics this time - really bold batiks -

Blocks of colour with lovely shading effects -


'Shabby chic' Moda Jelly Rolls were popular -

There were two Christmas fabric versions, the first one witha 2 1/2in strip roll and the one below that with 1 1/2in strips.  The first has quite a lot of metallic gold prints that aren't Christmas themed mixed in, but it works very well together - a good way to eke out Christmas fabrics in a project too, if you were cutting your own pieces from yardage.

This scrap strip version also uses 1 1/2in strips.  A big assortment of scraps definitely works best with the narrower strip width, like my original version of Super Strips.

This very stylish black, white & red combination is going to look great finished - very modern and fresh.


The workshop was combined with 'My Japanese Quilt Inspirations' talk last night.  Thanks for a fun day, and I look foward to seeing photos of the finished patchworks - and showing them off here of course!

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