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Sunday 18 January 2015

Just Another Class Sample Quilt

Finished my sample for an upcoming class I'm teaching in Manhattan.

Jelly Roll Quilt, The City Quilter, Manhattan - $70
Held over 3 weekly sessions Thursday, 5, 12, 19 Feb 2015 
12 noon to 2.00 pm

Using 2.5" strips we'll learn a super fast Half Square Triangle (HST) method and use these to create a stunning quilt top with border.  During class we're aiming to finish the quilt top but some students may progress further towards making the full quilt.  Open to all levels but must know how to use a rotary cutter and sewing machine and sew an accurate ¼” seam. 

Contact store to register.

I've no idea what the strip fabrics are - they were put together by my friend Mallory over a year ago but I did pick the border and backing fabrics:
Dear Stella Paloma Stripe Citron #214
Blue-Green Istanbul from the Passport collection by Modern Quilt Studio for Andover Fabrics
Dogma Bubbles Teal by David Hearn for In The Beginning fabrics

I've found some photos I took along the way which are always interesting to share.

Making layout choices.

Planning borders and binding.

And then the finished quilt, 

pieced back,

red dots popping in the border,

one direction diagonal quilting,

yellow striped binding,

and, finally, the quilt roll.

The weather's too cold and damp to take outside photos so I'm trying to make use of what little daylight there is by my floor to ceiling windows.  This, of course, means I have a couple of little helpers always willing to test drive any quilt that hits the floor.

So I told Tatty and Watson to leave the quilt alone while I was taking photos and when I turned around they were both watching from the chair behind me.

So the quilt's off to hang in the store where the class is being held, if you've registered for the class we'll have a lot of fun along the way and I'm looking foward to meeting you :D

If you live in the greater New York area or are making a quick visit to the Big Apple, why not join in one of my classes?  You can find details of all Spring 2015 classes I'm teaching via the 'My Classes' link in the side bar or by clicking the link button below.

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  1. It really turned out great and I can't wait to see the versions that your students create.

  2. I love it! I have been thinking of making a similar quilt. Thanks for sharing!

  3. That's a really attractive quilt and your helpers look great, too.

  4. Gorgeous quilt and the colours are lovely. Nice and fresh.

  5. Beautiful! Love your colour choices and block design....and those sweet little dogs!

  6. Gorgeous! Love the pieced back too, so effective. And don't Tatty and Watson look adorable sitting on that chair?! I see they couldn't resist getting on the quilt though, I think they rather like it!

  7. Quilt turned out great. I love the idea of using strips sets. Also - pups are adorable.

  8. The quilt looks great. I really like the borders and binding. It's all so great together!

  9. The quilt looks awesome, I wish I were closer because I would love to take that class. And I love your quilt testers they are too too cute.

  10. The quilt is beautiful! The back of the quilt is so pretty too. Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  11. I'm going to use the tute to make Oli a quilt! Remember I bought back in NY a bag of baby fabric strips? This might be the plan for them! :) Love the fabric choices, but I have my favourite Jelly Roll's quilt on my sofa ;) xxx


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