Tuesday, 3 February 2009

North Country Quilting

Great weekend, Saturday was a whole day of quilting with a class in North Country Quilting by Sandie Lush organised by The Fat Quarters
"This day will give you opportunity to explore quilting patterns traditional to the North East of England, learn how they were made and use them to make your very own heirloom or stitch a cushion from one of the patterns Sandie has already designed for you." This was Kim's flier for the day and it certainly lived up to expectation.

The Friday afternoon girls were out in force, Helen, Margaret and myself seen here heads down and working hard.

We started off by tracing the pattern with Derwent watercolour pencils, (no more fancy blue water soluble markers) and quickly learnt that with traditional quilting , anything goes, alsorts of fabric and thread.

I struggled getting the rocking motion using two thimbles and the hoop but when I got home and the pressure was off I got along much better.

This is Sandie's example of the pattern I am doing Durham Quilting #2. The stitches were tiny and so even.

I eventually got a photo of Sandie and Kim holding up the examples of her work. She is very modest about her beautiful designs and her wonderful stitching.

While I would not intend to design my own quilt, it was interesting to learn how it was done in days gone by and the differences between the North county quilting and the Welsh quilting.

And I got home in time for Jenny's birthday party. Here she is blowing out the candles. I retired to my bed with my quilting and left them all to it.

Hope you can see this , I am having trouble opening pictures on blogger

Happy Quilting xx

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are all such busy bees.......!
Chelsea has a prom dress due to all the help from this blog, it's the same as Jennys' just red. Keep quilting.