Back to cutting up fabric

As usual, after a busy lesson on Wednesday, I ended up with a lot of half completed samples. Yesterday I took the opportunity to sew some of them together and am very pleased with how the blocks are going together and the pattern they are making

The image below shows another variation that can be achieved by introducing more than two fabrics in the starting patches. The mirroring blocks will produce more complex patterns. To me this is one of the many joys of patchwork.

Today I have been preparing for the Ambleside Block the month course which is starting on Saturday 23rd. I have chosen fabric from the Rainbow Colours and Brighton collections by Stof fabrics. The main challenge I can see from this collection will come from the striped fabric. It is always interesting to use a fabric with a strong directional pattern and decisions will have to be made in the cutting, piecing and final block placement.

This is going to look very different from the first one I made and I am excited to see the finished quilt although as the course is over 7 months it will be little while. If you would like to join in you can book for the first class at Craft Courses

the Ambleside Quilt worked in Sweet Garden of Mine by Lynette Anderson

Tomorrow I have the first zoom meeting of the year for the Modern & Art quilt group. It will be lovely to see everyone again and to start planning what we are going to do this year. We have the block swap quilts to finish as well. I think that this is going to be a busy year and we are only 2 weeks in.

To finish the week on a high I was sent a photo of our granddaughter in the outfit I made her for Christmas. I am constantly amazed at how quickly she has grown. I think I need to start sewing again for her.

Have good weekend,


Published by bevmayo6129

I am a textile tutor and artist specialising in patchwork & quilting.

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