09 May 2009

Slow Burners on fire

We resumed our Slow Burners class today, eager to see what everyone had made since last lesson. First on the design wall were Lyn's blocks. Lyn has stitched 15 Grandma's Hexagon Star blocks in sophisticated greens, browns, caramels and touches of blue. She joined them into three strips of five and auditioned a striped fabric for a strippy sashing. Lovely!


After the oohs and aahs had subsided, Kate showed us some of her stunning Queen of the May blocks. Each has a centre of the glorious Kaffe Fassett print shown in the alternating squares.


Here's a close-up of one of Kate's block. See the lovely ric-rac braid around the block. Delicious.

Then we were treated to Trish's Rose Star blocks. She plans to make two more before joining them with wonderful diamond shapes. Look at that great fussy cutting!


Susan was new to the group today and, although initially overwhelmed by these gorgeous blocks, eventually chose to start with Rose Star blocks. Let's see where they lead her (and us) next month.
Hand piecing these blocks is so easy! We use wonderful perspex templates to cut our fabric pieces and simple sewing to join them. Intricate blocks come together so well, which allows us to focus on the colour choices. I'm so excited by the possibilities of our monthly Slow Burners class at Material Obsession.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Erica,

Lovely work in all these blocks, and unusual name for a Group of quilters.