Now we regularly have 15-25 quilters join us each month. It's such a fantastic group! Very informal, very inspiring. Lovely smiling faces. Everything a quilting group should be.
Last month I decided to demonstrate the Scrappy Trip Around the World Quiltville technique that I've been banging on endlessly about since January. People brought their sewing machines, their scrappy strips, and got to sewing!
Some had already started earlier in the month thanks to the fantastic instructions from Quiltville I'd already emailed them.
This is Margrit's quilt. She said she didn't like it too much but we all loved it. I hope we managed to talk her out of that viewpoint by the end of the night!
Judy had done some 1 inch trip around the world blocks! They were amazing! Such precise piecing.
After I demonstrated fabric placement and how to sew and press and sew and unpick and sew (using the old "here's something I prepared earlier" game), we got to sewing.
This was Gabrielle's block while pressing. Gabrielle had never sewn a 1/4 inch seam before tonight. By the end of the night is was quite clear she was a natural.
Proof that you can use just the one colour in a Scrappy Trip Around the World came with Janet's block. It's all in the placement of the different shades and tones that the variation comes! Also - Singer Featherweight in amazing condition. Love!
Leah used a jelly roll. I love this block. Especially those flowers.
Yvonne used just some "plain old homespuns". Nothing plain about these, Yvonne!
And Anieta had some fun with fruity fabrics and colours.
It was such a great night. I realised once again I like showing people how to do this stuff. While I'm not the best quilter, I do like spreading the enthusiasm for different quilting techniques and ideas
And passing round the KoolAid ...