Sunday 30 October 2011

Weaving Fun

Yesterday was the class with Jan Hassard.  This is a really quick post as I'm off out for the day, so stand by for lots of photos

(Katy - yet another new project, just 4.5 weeks until I go, hellllllp!)

 I started with 1m of assorted creams, the same of assorted dark reds and .5m of black - all cut into 1 inch and 1.5 inch strips.

We then made (or at least started to make) 18 lopsided (cant remember the right word, sorry) log cabins going clockwise, and another 18 going anti-clockwise

These are mine

and this is one of Plums (she was sewing with a scant 1/4 inch seam, while my machine didn't have an adjustable needle position, so mine was a huge seam, so a big difference in block sizes)

But do look at Plum's awesome 'featherweight' sewing machine

The display board doesn't quite show the end plan as we were all doing (at this stage) anti-clockwise blocks, but you can see here the great variety of colours (and block sizes, LOL)

(Mine is the skinny one, 8th from the left, Plum's is 5th from the left)

This is the aim: mine will be red and cream on black.  I love the design and once I'd got the hang of it the blocks were quite easy.  I will finish it, and I might make more blocks to make it bigger, but not until after Christmas

It was a great day, 6 hours just sewing - bliss!!!!!


  1. Oh it makes sense when you see them all together - clever!

  2. Ooh, fab design! And I'm not laughing at the addition to your list. No really, I'm not... ;o)

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
    I went to Malvern yesterday where Jan had a lot of her quilts on display!

  4. Wow! I think that's amazing. I love the way the colours look as if they are weaving through each other :)

  5. You've beaten my post by a mile - I've yet to work out how to get the photos off my (new) phone..... It was fun, wasn't it? but like you I've got other projects higher up the list to finish first!

  6. Very nice and effective pattern!! Glad you had a great day.

  7. Hi Benta! That must have been wonderful sewing day! Those blocks make really fantastic quilt! xxx Teje

  8. Actually - the strips together would make a great group quilt. Pleased you had a good workshop it seemed a really productive one.


Thanks for your comment. I will always acknowledge a comment if I am able to contact you