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Monday, 10 November 2014

Heard The One About Six Quilts Made In Under Five Hours?

What a quilting whirlwind we stirred up in my No Bind Baby Quilt class at The City Quilter in Manhattan on Saturday.  The end result six finished quilts in under five hours - have fantastic is that?!

Here's some pics of work in progress:

 cutting fabric;

fusing batting;

and attaching backing.  

Above, Sylvia's working off-piste with a beautiful soft pink Minky backing that on the day really didn't want to behave, as only Minky can, so she's taken her quilt home to baste heavily before finishing her quilting.

After a flurry of activity involved in preparing the quilt everyone settled down to some quilting.  At this point you could have heard a pin drop as everyone was so engrossed in their work - I've never experienced that in any of my quilting classes before!

And here's the finished 36" x 48" quilts:

Maureen has used two of the store's exclusive NYC fabrics - NYC Subway Dots and Times Square.  Maureen also messaged me the same night to tell me she'd already started her second quilt - two quilts in a day, not something you hear a quilter say often!!!   

Jaye used this cute bright donkey print Jungle Creatures fabric by Amy Schimler for Robert Kaufman and backed it with the softest Peppered Cotton in a deep rust orange.

A first finished quilt for Valerie, the first of two quilts, one for each of her daughters, and using two fabrics from the gorgeous Wee Wander collection by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller - Wander Woods and Nature Walk.

Erica has used a lilac 1930's reproduction print Lazy Daisy Baskets by Robert Kaufman and a matching solid back.

Dee also went off-piste making a sofa quilt that's wider than longer and adding scattered yo-yos to the back.

A fabulous quilt top using Holiday Sweet Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman.I love Laurie's designs - remember the Chef's Hat and Apron I made using her Olive The Ostrich print?

those red and white striped yo-yos look like sweets on the Korkek, Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics backing and what a perfect embellishment to a fun quilt.


And finally, Dolly with her bright kid's quilt using another Jungle Creatures fabric by Amy Schimler for Robert Kaufman and an NYC themed The Pixie Pops Timeless Treasures fabric backing - another first finished quilt, yay :D .

We had a great afternoon - such a fun, easy and fast make for quilting newbies and dab hands alike.

If you'd like to take a class with me full details of current, upcoming and past classes are available here on my blog - just clicking the button below.

There's more details of my own No Bind Baby Quilt class sample here on my blog too - click the pic below to go to the post:

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  1. That's fast work! Looks like a very productive day, some happy quilters and some pretty quilts.

  2. Looks like a quilting-race :-)

  3. wow so awesome!! Some really great looking quilts and friends forever in 5 hours!

    1. I love how our friendship circles grow and grow in the quilting community - I'm lucky to have lots of great students too, many who come back to my classes over and over, we have a fun time - Chris :D

  4. You ladies are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. What a fun time and great idea too! Sewing with friends is always the best!

  6. What a great way to get together and create something beautiful.

  7. How impressive - the quilts are lovely. Thank you for sharing them at Make It Monday.

  8. Beautiful quilts, love the colors.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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