Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Hand sewing

In April I will give a workshop on hand-sewing. For that I have to make some blocks as examples. The blocks have to have some difficulties like in-set or round seams.



I could not stop after one block for the first example! I need to put a border (maybe in a warm chocolate batik look) to finish it. Pamina (Laurence) made a similar block but in different colours.


I chose the colours of the second block after having seen some red and white combinations on different blogs, for ex. at Hanne´s and at Anne´s. The finished block is 12" x 12" and I still don´t know what I will make of it. Maybe a cushion?

Everything was sewed with freezer paper which I like because it is so precise and I can re-use it many times.

Update: Bea pointed out that 2 links didn´t work. I have changed them and I hope that now everything works.

15 comments:

Anne said...

Gwen, that sampler is beautiful - I wish I could come and join your class! And I really like the red and white block - I think it will look wonderful as a cushion.

And thanks for linking to my recent white and red blocks! They are part of my SBS, so I'm affraid the whole quilt isn't going to be white and red - it's scrappy white/cream/yellow for backgrounds, and scrappy greens and reds for focus colours.

Gail said...

Gwen, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. This is my first time visiting your blog. Your work is wonderful, so skillful, and your color choices are beautiful.

Diana said...

Gwen, Thanks for visiting and commenting about my vintage blocks.

I LOVE the sampler quilt you are showing. The colors look great and I think a brown batik to finish it would be really nice.

Hanne said...

What a lovely red and white block Gwen :-)

cher said...

Gwen, thanks for stopping by my blog-and what a gorgeous white and red block...wow.

pamina (laurence) said...

Your quilt is wonderful ! Are you using japanese fabrics ? Your red and white block is very nice. Thank you for visiting and leaving comments, especially for your advice about batting.

Faith said...

ooo I love what you do and gosh your quilts are gorgeous. Thankyou for commenting on my hand stitching,,,, Ive still got a very long way to go lol

Nutbudx

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The block examples are incredible, the hand piecers will have a most accomplished instructor! Is the quilt shown from a Sharyn Craig book? The set-ins can be tricky but fun!

Lois R. said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

paula, the quilter said...

The sampler is beautiful. You were right, you use a lot taupes. I like them combined with that blue!

Cynthia said...

i love your red and white block. So much work in it. I would love to go to your class so you could show me how to make one.

teodo said...

Your red block is wonderful and I think difficult. ciao ciao

Simonetta said...

Wow!!!Beautiful your sampler!!!

Dawn said...

Gwen, your sampler is wonderful! I love those colors! And the starburst block is gorgeous! I love freezer paper piecing! And this block is to die for!

Helen said...

Looks great. The red and white block is perfect.