Sunday, May 17, 2015

Advanced Beginners continue

We continued with the Advanced Beginners Quilt classes with the Mariner's Compass block using the foundation piecing method.

Block 12

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Advanced Beginners Quilt

We finally moved back into our own home during March after the repairs was done.  The house is almost new with lots of improvements for which we are so grateful.  We had insurance on the building as well as the contents and had absolutely no problems at all getting our claims finalized.

The rest of our quilting group started in February with an Advanced Quilt Course.  When all my stuff was eventually unpacked, I was a little behind and had to hurry to catch up to them.  It is absolutely heavenly to be able to quilt and embroider again.  I missed it dearly for the 7 months whilst everything was in storage.

For this quilt, I decided to use Satin and Taffeta.  I adore Taffeta as it looks so rich and luxurious that I just had to make something with it.  The photo's was taken before quilting was done.  We are using the quilt-as-you-go technique, so each block is quilted after assembly.

Block 1 (3D Flying Geese)
Block 2 - Snail's Trail

Block 3 (Half and Quarter Square Triangles)

Block 4 (Alternative Curves)

Block 5 (Four fans - Six blades)