Friday, 7 October 2011

I'm no sane quilter, BUT....

At Fibers and Fabrics Patchwork group last Thursday they were making a lovely swirl type table runner, that I just wanted to make.

Now i don't do normal quilting, I'm a crazy patch girl, through and through, so when it came to working all this out I was way out of my comfort zone.  I was amazed how quickly I picked up what had to be done. I even got my piece further than some of the 'sane quilters'.

First we had to choose 8 colours and then cut our fat quarters into strips, of various sizes. We then had to sew them all together running in sequence 1 to 8. Then we had to cut them again, using a 9 degree wedge. (All jargon if you ask me). I managed to do all this (except I miss one piece) thankfully I was the teachers pet I think, and she cut it out for me.

We then laid it out on the big table and starting from one of the smaller ends, numbered 1 to 25.
We had to sew each piece together and when we got to the middle start the second piece from the other end and then join the two pieces together. You think it looks OK, wait to ya see it sewn together.
I still have to put in the lining and the backing, but for my second time ever doing sane quilting, i think I did OK.

Will post in about a week, when I get some help putting it all together.

Here are the other ladies, Missing is our teacher (Gai is taking the photo), and Suzanne who had to leave early. This is taken with our pieces on the table, yes mine was done first, yippeeee.......  All the work, and the colours were amazing, can't wait to see them all finished.  Thanks so much Gai, I really enjoyed this workshop, an achievable piece of Patchwork my sister in law is gonna love.  I'm gonna make myself a blue Xmas one.

L-R
Me, Joan, Kathy, Judy, Sue and Margaret

11 comments:

wendy said...

That is beautiful! I tried making a quilted table runner, which I did complete but it seemed so complicated I don't think I'll do anymore sane quilting!I love crazy quilting and am learning more and more as I go along! Have a wonderful day!

shawkl said...

A very nice job indeed! Love all the colors the ladies used too!

ARLENE said...

I love your placement. I have an 18 degree wedge ruler which I used to make circular table toppers, but this one is so unusual. No one would suspect you aren't "sane" lol.
Arlene

Carol said...

Well done Arelene!

Would you like to post the group photo and a write up to the FandF blog for me? You're still a 'fabricator' to the blog.

Annette said...

Very nicely done Arlene, looks fantastic.
hugs

Faye said...

Arlene, this is a great table runner... I think to do this as a quilt would be wonderful, I'll contact you personally. Well done!!!

Quayceetatter said...

WOW, isn't it refreshing to jump outside of the box!! I love it and would be a nice wallhanging over the bed...Linda in NM

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

This is lovely Arlene! No wonder it tempted you over to the sane side!

CarolynPhi said...

Hi Arlene, it's basically a "bargello," technique, but in a unique configuration. You did a beautiful job on it!!!!

Carolyn

crazyQstitcher said...

This is Awesome and so beautiful. Love the colours and shape.

Linda H said...

Wow! They all look wonderful! It's a fun project isn't it?