Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sew and Tell, Sew and Tell, Sew and Tell

Yesterday was the first day back to class with Marg Sampson-George at Material Obsession.
Everyone seemed to be very pleased to be back and were very quickly focused on the projects at hand.

Barb began the show and tell with her lovely quilt. Barb began this quilt some years back in a former class with Marg . Marg encourages her students to bring in their 'antique' UFO's and helps bring them back to life with the addition of some more of the modern day fabrics.




Barb must have worked extremely diligently over her Christmas break as she completed all of the broderie persed birds, and the hexagon rosettes, appliqued onto the border and the borders sewn onto the centre.




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I have been adding to my sheet, should  have been finished months ago had I remained focused but so many other things to attempt , time is running out  :-).



It is a true sampler with lots of different shapes, applique and piecing. It seems anything goes.



I am also adding a cross stitch sampler, surrounded by hexagons, this has not been sewn down yet, just a picture to give you a bit of an idea , along with the petals coming out of the basket, just a little fabric auditioning going on here.


Looking at the photo it looks quite sparse between the shapes and really it isn't as sparse irl.


Once I feel that the centre has enough shapes it will be time to add a border of triangles and circles before the next border of baskets and trees.


I have had loads of mail and comments asking me where I get my templates from for making my hexagons.
Kathy at Material Obsession now has the most amazing collection of templates for all sorts of shapes and blocks but this little pack just had to make its way home with me just so I could show you. If any of you want them please call or email Kathy and she will get them to you pronto  I am sure.
I have to say that the larger templates have a 3/8 seam allowance which I love. Snowball or Octogan shapes are also available along with Triangles , Diamonds and Squares, you name it.
Wouldn't you just know it, this photo will not load the right way up, but I am sure you get the general idea.

While I am on the subject of keeping you up to date with the goings on Quilty related, Brigitte Giblin is publishing a book, I haven't seen it yet Brigitte will be launching her book at the needle work show in Nantes, France in April but it will be a must have for the library I am sure. As you know I have taken classes with Brigitte and my hexagon sewing purse is a Brigitte pattern, Brigitte is a wonderful teacher , very generous with her knowledge and has a very quirky slant to her quilts. If you are keen to get your hands on a copy I think kathy is taking forward orders for Brigittes book.



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That's enough from me today


Happy Sewing

j



17 comments:

elsy said...

thank you for the introduction to Brigitte Giblin, what fantastic quilts......and i so love your sampler, cant wait to see the end product...beautiful

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Jean, Wonderful Show & Tell! Kate's Jane Pizar quilt is looking magnificent and I am so in love with your "sheet" quilt, it looks fantastic!

Margaret said...

Oh oh oh! I so wish I could attend class too! Material Obsession is an obsession for me. lol! Always such inspiration from that shop even long distance. Beautiful quilts! I love how you're putting a little xs sampler on your quilt -- it's perfect! Your quilt is coming out wonderfully!

Gaëlle said...

hello
I love your blog and I'm very Happy you still keep writing it;I'm french i leave in paris and i'llgo to Nantes every year.It's a very nice show regards to a not to much quiltin country As France is.If you can't find the book you talk about i would be delighted to offer it to you if I find it in Nantes.I suppose quiltmania is the editor they make a great job.Let me know.I'm going to attend a Brigitte Giblin class I can't wait...
best regards
Gaëlle

Bertie said...
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Bertie said...

Sounds so wonderful your class, the quilts are stunning, as you say like a sampler, lots to see:)) The cs sampler in your quilt looks great!
Must have a google at MO, sounds fabulous!
Have a lovely Sunday!

not so zen -quilts in Paris said...

Oh, such a lovely posting, a feast for the eye.
Like Gaelle, i live in Paris and will go to Nantes also. Next week a major craftshow is planned here and i'm looking forward to see new fabrics. Greeting from a frozen Europe, i enjoy your blog very much. Will V

Chookyblue...... said...

love all the show and tell.......thanks for sharing..........enjoy your class.......

Nyla said...

Love seeing the progress on these beauties! Yours is looking grand, I really like the bit of border showing in the last photo and the x-stitch surrounded by hexes! I always appreciate the info you share, will be looking forward to Brigitte's book!

Cardygirl said...

Looks like lots of creative fun at the class...Kate's quilt is stunning! Love your upmarket sheet...just lovely.

Nedra said...

What a great class and wonderful Show and Tell. Thank you for sharing.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla (from Finland)

Daniëlle said...

Thanks for all the great photos!! Love the top you are working on: it has YOU written all over it!! Hugs, Daniëlle

bricolos du lundi said...

I really enjoyed your post and what a nice patchwork you are constructing .... really interesting to the this construction
Thanks for it

Susie said...

This quilt is amazing! I love it. Really appeals to me...

Sandra said...

Amei seu trabalho. Maravilhoso !!!!
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