All the girls in class had a wonderful 3 days with Marg - it was challenging, some of us were creatively stretched, all were inspired and eager to finish started projects, and we left feeling a little mentally drained - but in a good way!
If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen the girls all working hard to have their homework finished so that they could move onto the next stage - great choices were made over the weekend - beautiful fabrics pulled from secret stashes, all encompassed with lots of oohs and ahhs
Jenny's version of Hare Race was looking divine as her and Marg discussed the options for final borders. It is so exciting when our quilts get to this stage - such an accomplishment!
Ros was getting some tips on how to bling up her crown - a little more homework before the next class.
Linda was up to choosing the hexagon path that runs around the outside of her Not the Levens Hall quilt. It is looking so delightful. It has been the popular standout quilt to make with Marg this year. It is such a favourite of Marg's, that she has declared that she could make it yearly with all the gorgeous fabrics that are available to quilters now. It really is a delightful quilt to make.
One of the joys of coming to class is lusting after the seriously sublime fabrics that you see people using in their quilts......isn't it the quilters way to always desire something that someone else always has. The fabrics below belong to the border of Libby's Hare Race quilt.
At the start of Amanda's Hare Race journey she was a newbie to hand appliqué and she decided early on that the border would just about be her undoing so the decision was quickly and quietly made to go with a yummy inner and outer - the end!
Well appliqué has won her over and as you can see the borders of her quilt are divine! So a new border and binding have once again been chosen and I am sure you would agree that Amanda's quilt will be stunning. Just those three little borders to appliqué ...........chop, chop Amanda......
Marg has been working on a new quilt with these frilly tailed birds - quirky aren't they. These beautiful fellas belong to Kay and Wendy....
Libby came to class with Hare Raising already started looking to Marg for a little inspiration to get her back on track - it is always amazing that one little thing can stop us in our tracks - collectively we make the most gorgeous quilts that contain hours and hours of work, not to mention the wonderful array of fabrics - but that one little thing can make us doubt ourselves or make us put it away because we are unhappy with this or that!
This was the case with Libby's Hare Raising started a few years ago. Libby was unhappy with the leaves in the centre - she felt they were drab - teachers solution was to pop a little bit of aqua in the centre of them to perk them into a new era. Perfect! The other wonderful thing discovered by popping Libby's quilt up was that she had always loved the border of Not the Levens Hall and it was decided it could be an option for her centre - you do have to agree it looks perfect over the top of Marg's.
This Liberty fabric is a favourite of mine and I was so glad to see it being used in Armidale Jenny's Going Green quilt.
So much more to share with you all but I'm at work and the door bell keeps dinging, so I will have to leave it there for the moment.
See you soon