11 March, 2012

March 2012: Foundation Piecing Workshop with Berni Falvey

Busy hands at work as Berni Falvey took us through the steps of how to foundation piece a 'Snail's Trail' block.

We found it took a bit of concentration to get the pieces in place in the correct order, despite Berni making it look easy!

Now pay attention...Berni shows some additional patterns that are easily achieved with foundation piecing such as 'Flying Geese'.

 By the end of the class we had all produced a block, started another and learned a lot in the process.

Some foundation-pieced samples Berni brought to inspire us.

Thanks Berni for an enjoyable afternoon workshop!

March 2012: Show & Tell

Linda showed this lovely red & white quilt.

 A colourful quilt made on Tuesday mornings at Linda's workshops.

Madeleine completed this wall-hanging with lots of stitching in the foreground and a lovely hand-dyed patchwork background.

Joan and Colette showed us a number of techniques for making 3d fabric flowers for the IQFOI 'my quilted garden' exhibition to be held at the International Quilt Festival of Ireland at NUI Galway this June. For further details on the requirements for this open-call exhibition see www.iqfoi.com.

Another flower idea.

 Monica's tesellation quilt.

Mari showed us some of the Sashiko work she completed at the recent IPS weekend in An Grianan.

Linda showed some Celtic panel fabrics available in 3 colourways at Rags For Linda (see www.ragsforlinda.com). The panels can be used to make quilts, cushions, bags.....or whatever other ideas you can think up. Just in time for all the visitors expected for the International Quilt Festival of Ireland in June!