Posted: 12/06/2016 at 15:50
I'm just a beginner Pat. Joined a class 3 years ago to learn how to get triangle and square points to meet up properly after I decided to make a quilt for our bed. Daft really. I can sew curtains, cushion covers, sofa covers, coats, jackets, dresses, blouses, shirts, trousers and evening frocks but couldn't get small bits to meet where they should. Teacher said I wasn't allowed to do a quilt of all one block and had to learn techniques for different blocks so out came all my scraps and blocks were born.
Then she got ill after a few months and I got busy for a couple of years so, since Feb I have a new teacher who does fabric crafts and has me back on track for doing blocks. Here are some of them - http://s211.photobucket.com/user/Obelixx_be/library/Patchwork%20class?sort=4&page=1
It's a slow process changing block every time and I decided my project may just take a lifetime to get enough blocks before I learned about batting and quilting and finishing so I've made 6 blue place mats and 2 deep red and cream cushion cover blocks. New teacher has a project to learn a new technique every month and March was making fabric pictures - irises for me. I was away most of April and refuse to do hand appliqué which was May's project as I find free hand sewing desperately tedious.
June is reverse appliqué which I can do with a machine. Not finished yet. I'm also mounting a piece of Chinese embroidery of a dragon for a wall hanging. Pics will follow if you're interested. It's a good hobby as I can do it at home on wet days and have something to show for my time. I enjoy the classes too as the other ladies are good fun and some very advanced skills they're happy to share.
Any other crafty types out there? We could start a new thread for swapping ideas.