Quilting with rulers

Enrolled in an online ruler quilting class recently… This weekend I managed to get started… Two projects, one is the class sampler, in beige, taupe, red and brown,  which will be a large quilt, and the other a table topper…. Under which I plan to hide my cutting mat! The rulers are designed by Leonie and Bill West : find information about them at  http://www.westalee.com.au/

I was the lucky winner of a voucher from Punch with Judy  for an online class, at the 2015 Queensland Quilt Show.  I am so glad I chose the  Ruler class !! There are also other classes you can take, but I am doing the introductory one.

These are the first blocks for the table topper – because I made them first, while waiting for  the pale beige fabric to come into the store… I do think it is important to support your local fabric suppliers.

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And here are the first blocks I have done for the class sampler

 

Have to say, having the greatest fun!

Here are some more blocks:

More to come as I get them completed!

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Tetra spinner fever

Loving Illustrator! Designing fabrics! Starting with the basics, moving through a sequence from a simple idea to a more sophisticated end product, learning so much about what can be done …. Developing a pattern and instructions is an interesting journey – I love a challenge!

Purists might prefer to stick with a more traditional method printing to fabric sheets and  piecing the tetraspinner, or painting and embellishing at their leisure, taking time to put it all together for fun;  kids can make them from paper and coloured pencils and card; those short on time might rather enjoy the speed of construction aspect with purchased pre printed panels! So I am offering all three, and two sizes. Overkill you may think, but these are going to make great fete items, gifts for those hard to buy for folk, party icebreaker entertainment, diversional therapy! Not to mention the fun to be had making one, or two, or three….

Fabrics will be available in a small selection of colour ways, once I check swatches! Keep an eye out for them on Spoonflower

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Original hand painted and beaded, cotton printed panel and cotton printed triangles designs, Spoonflower fabric print made up.

 

 

Tetraspinner update

I have been working on this, I promise!  Half a day at the computer and  my tetraspinner pattern and instructions are almost ready for proof reading!!!! (well I did the bulk of it a few weeks ago, before mishaps and unexpected travels and other textile art got in the way!)

Also, yes! the fat quarter panel fabric arrived, and I have finally made it up – super quick to do, one afternoon, just the finishing touches of hand sewing to do… could have done that whilst I was watching a movie this evening but did not give it a thought, I think I am a bit spun out…  the pattern will have instructions for making fabric and card versions in two sizes. The original colourways will be printable, and there are also black and white outlines  to do your own colouring if you so wish.

Today I spent some time working on a black and white fabric design which hopefully will be available for purchase from Spoonflower along with the original colourway design. I need to test out the black and white fabric once it arrives, that will probably take me about a month to complete I should think. After that, the fabrics should be good to go! The pattern might hit the 2SewTextiles shops earlier than that… 2Sew Textiles website

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an outline morsel…. fabric print to come!