Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Japanese Circles and Squares workshop in Edinburgh on Saturday


I will be teaching the popular 'Japanese Circles and Squares' fat quarter friendly patchwork workshop at Edinburgh Patchwork on Saturday.  This is the new patchwork shop close to the city centre and they have some gorgeous fabrics - Alison and Gerald brought some of their latest stock to the Scottish Quilt Championships in September - so I think there will be some lovely fabric combinations in use.  This design works well with just about any fabric combination, whether you are going for one of the original block arrangements (above top shows block sets by a member of Castle Wall Quilters and another made at Quiltessential in Derbyshire) or the 'instant art quilt' look with all the fabrics mixed up (my 'stone wall' piece in progress below).

These two by Nina MacDonald experiment with two different selections of Japanese style fabrics - she made an extra set of blocks for both quilts after the workshop.

This colourful version was made by a member of Levens Quilters in Cumbria.

This is finished quilt shows how the quilt centre blocks work out, once the circles are added (quilt by Bev Anderson).  The colours would be perfect for this time of year.

My latest quilts using this block cutting method - all with the fabrics mixed up.  Once you know how to do it, the rotary cutting method for this makes a very quick but effective quilt.

All you need for the workshop version is seven fat quarters and an eighth of your feature fabric.  If you would like to join us, please contact Edinburgh Patchwork direct - I'm not sure if there are places left or not at this stage - but if you would like to come along but need the requirements list tonight, please contact me via my website www.susanbriscoe.co.uk

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