Friday, 18 January 2008

TRADITIONAL BLOCKS, LIBERATED BLOCKS

A new session started with my quilt students and as the tradition goes, I showed them a new block. I saw that pattern on a blog but I am very sorry I can´t find it back. I had a look around the blogs I usually visit but it was not there.
Anyway, all the fabrics are from my stash and my students sewed them together. We decided that we will add two rows and then the top will be won at a lottery by one of the students.

That way, I can get rid of some of my older fabrics (and have a excuse to buy some more!).






The second quilt is an older quilt I started at a retreat where we were supposed to sew something free cut. The retreat was a lot of fun (sorry no picture there as it was way before digital camera time!) and I tried some new to me colour combinations. The top came very fast together but the quilting lasted a bit longer!






I am especially happy about the purple as it brings some warmth although it is not my sort of colour at all!
The quilt hangs now in our staircase.

I could not help starting on a new pair of socks, this time for my DH with a new method from the toe up. The first one has a few mistakes. The explanations were in english (or should I say english abbreviations!) which I have some problems to understand and a lot of stitches were new to me too. But I think the second one will turn better. Pictures next week!

I wish you a restful creative week-end!

11 comments:

FabricMom said...

What a great idea. Which ever student wins that quilt will surely carry those memories with them for a long time. It is very pretty.

Libby said...

Love the fan quilting *s*

Marcie said...

That is such fun block and alternate gives a really cool design. i saw it on someone's blog also, but don't know who. Maybe they will come visit! Good luck with your class--it looks like a fun project!

gwensmom said...

Wow the freecut quilt is gorgeous! I wish I could come to your classes.

gwensmom said...

Wow the freecut quilt is gorgeous! I wish I could come to your classes.

atet said...

I love the idea for your quilting class -- and what a great way to have an excuse to buy new fabrics!

I love that fan quilting on the wall hanging as well. Beautiful!

I wanna see the socks!

Have a great weekend!

Jenny said...

Great quilts, can't wait to see the socks.

Lea said...

Wow, Love your Liberated log cabin! I love the fan quilting and fun to see your stitches!!
I always wanted to try "Liberated" method and Your quilt pushed me a inch closer to do it! :-D

katelnorth said...

I love the quilt you did with your students - really nice effect. One for The List, I think.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

ooh, love that liberated quilt, and gorgeous fan quilting too.

Christine said...

Love the quilt you are making with your students. Whoever wins it will be very lucky.