Friday, 17 January 2014

Summer School Workshop 1...

Setting off from Yass Tuesday morning a few hours of meandering through the mountains from Goulburn to Crookwell to Oberon across to the Great Western Highway bought Jindi and I to Katoomba, the destination until Tuesday next week for five days of play at Summer School 2014.

Yesterday concluded the first two day workshop.  Split into two x two day workshops and one sit & sew day I have chosen to just do one quilt this year - May Baskets, a lovely English style medallion quilt.  Wednesday I prepared the centre square background fabric and made templates and chose a couple of the fabrics for the appliquĂ©. For me, that was actually a whole lot of achievement in class.  Day 2's task was to start the tessellated first border and work on a corner...I actually sewed! In class!! Miraculous *LOL*


There was one…
 Then two…
  Then three…
Ready to be joined together and create the first corner

A few lovelies have found their way into the fabric pile...
The little bundle tied up with string is from Karen's Sewing Room (the tutor made up some bundles from her own fabrics) and the others from a very successful trip down the mountain with Summer School buddy "S" to Glenbrook and the awesome treasure trove that is Post Office Patchwork, which as can clearly be seen did not disappoint - especially with a 50% off most fabrics sale! The paisley (paisley? really? me? so not a paisley lover but this one just wouldn't take no for an answer) is to form part of the outer border of May Flowers and the stripe had just the right amount left on the bolt for the backing.  The selection of 30cm strips (which I've washed but not ironed hence the raggedy look going on there) are to fill out the fabric selections for the various components of the quilt top.

Sit & sew day today with Workshop 2 over the weekend….three more days of fun, fabric, food, laughter, sitting and general happy…and maybe even a little more progress on May Baskets!

Happy stitching...

9 comments:

marina said...

what lovely fabrics, glad you have been a good student and doing lots of work in class.
look forward to seeing them come together.

Christine M said...

Five days of summer school! How great is that Annette! Looking forward to seeing what else you get up to. Lovely purchases too. Give Jindi a pat for me.

Fiona said...

I know you are a good girl so will not lead others astray? those little stars look really dinky.... will be lovely.... and such pretty fabrics .
Hugz

Shay said...

Have fun my friend. Really ? Are you feeling OK? You actually sewed ?

shez said...

so glad to see you having a good time and love your buys there you did well,enjoy your weekend my friend.xx

katherine said...

Love reading about your summer school excursions. Looking forward to seeing some more on your quilt.

Mistea said...

Well looks like little 'copters for your corner there. Interested to see how the puzzle fits together.
Enjoy your cool weather.

Kerry said...

Think you need a sit down and a cup of tea- sewing??? in class??? LOL.
Will need to see everything to pat and enjoy your achievements. So wishing I was there. Enjoy yourself!

Marilyn said...

Those little "star-like" blocks look interesting. Will be lovely to see them assembled. Enjoy the rest of your time.