Friday, 27 July 2012

Bit of a blue phase

Before we went away, Muriel and I organised a sewing day at Rocheberie Schoolhouse Quilters in Rugby.  We have had these for the last three years and they have been very successful.  They are a kind of mystery day, with people being asked to bring precut and/or presewn fabrics, with more instructions on the day.  This time, we had people bring squares of fabric with two snowball corners - dark squares with light corners and light squares with dark corners.  After a bit of magic, this is the resultant quilt!  It's actually called 'Little Red' and is from Carrie Nelson's fabulous book, 'Schnibbles times two'.  (Many thanks to Carrie for kindly giving her permission for us to use this pattern.) 

I love secondary patterns, and while I love the little pinwheels, I also like the optical illusion which makes it look like there are curves here, when it's all straight piecing!  A great design, and a fun day!  

I've also used blues for another class sample.  The first class will be four-patches, and the second half square triangles. I think this design should be fairly straightforward for beginners.  Well, time will tell!


loulee said...

Two beautiful quilts. In my favourite colour. :-)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Both quilts are gorgeous!