Friday, 25 September 2015

Holiday and Paper Piecing

Well my Quilty Friends I'm all rested and relaxed after my little holiday to Zante. 

I took some hand stitching with me to create some samples for the first block on our Lynne Edwards Sampler Quilt.

There is a little video recap below to remind you how I Paper Piece.

But first I'd like to share with you a couple of pics from my holls.

The computer decided the video must come first!

Rexaling by the pool

Down on the beach
Some stitching on the balcony
Just been for a swim in the sea

Off to read up what's next on the Sampler Quilt
Yours in Stitches, Joy

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Getting ready....

Ok my Quilty Friends - in 24th September we shall be starting our Thursday project.  The Lynne Edwards Sampler Quilt.

We are starting with the Tumbling Blocks block. 

On that day you will need three different fabrics for for the tumbling blocks (see example below).

You need enough of each fabric to cut six 3" squares.  That's 18 squares in total. 

The blocks do need a 17" sq of background fabric but don't worry too much about bringing that along - you won't get to that stage on the day.

You'll need hand stitching kit (needle, thread, scissors, pins) pencil and ruler.

 And a small amount (about A5's worth) of paper for the piecing, the front cover of a nice magazine works well. Don't fret - I will have spares with me.

I'll bring everything else.

Do you like my stripy sox?

Wednesday, 9 September 2015


Ok my Quilty Friends I've been working out how many 17" squares you can get out of a piece of wadding ready for the Lynne Edwards Sampler Quilt we are just about to start making.

Many of you will know how wonderful I am with figures so I won't be offended if you feel the need to double check me.

So here goes.

Crib (60"x45") Six

Twin (72"x90") Twenty

Queen (90"x108") Thirty

King (120"x120") Forty nine - this number worries me!

Then by the metre

90" wide Ten

108" wide Twelve

120" wide Fourteen

How much wadding you need will depend on how big you want your quilt to be.
A lot of the quilts in the book have 20 blocks in. But REMEMBER you will also need wadding for the borders.

Friday, 4 September 2015

First Day Back

We had a lovely first day back yesterday at Joyofquilting Thursday Class.

There was much excitement about our next project - The Essential Sampler Quilt from the Lynne Edwards book. And it was great to see that lots if you already your copy of the book.

Thank you to Jean Pitman who came along and showed us her one and a half sampler quilts!
We are all fired up and ready to quilt now.

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