So, it all started when I received a free patchwork magazine with one of my craft mags, and I saw an advert for quilting classes in Sheffield, where I live.
The course was at Patchwork Garden, and I had been thinking of taking a class in something, so I thought "why not"
So I went in and the owner, Tricia, was very helpful, and a really good teacher. She showed me a small cushion front people make as their first project, and told me to pick 4 colours, two main, one light and one dark. I chose two different owl patterned fabrics, a blue and a cream.
Tricia showed me some of the basic patchwork techniques for blocks, small blocks, larger block and triangles. I went for 2 full day sessions to complete this mini quilt, the first day spent doing the patchwork, and the second day I spent layer and quilting it.
This is the final piece and I am so happy with it for my first attempt, it is going on my wall.
Whilst I was making my first mini quilt I was given a few magazines to have a read through to try and decide if and what I wanted to do next. I learnt a lot from these magazines, so much so I decided to take on a mammoth task (according to Tricia at the shop) but I had confidence in myself. I will eventually be an eight point star quilt. I have designed the pattern myself from looking at different patterns through the magazines.
I am working with 5 different colours for the start, and I tried to graduate the colours out from black to purple to blue and finally white. The start is made up of 8 diamond shape, and each diamond is assembled by cutting numerous strips of my fabric, stitching them together staggered, so they can then be cut into strips at a 45 degree angle.
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So until next time, happy crafting <3