Monday, 1 July 2013

Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet

So it's July which means only three weeks until the Fat Quarterly Retreat - who's coming?!  See you there!  I've been busy preparing for my Precision Piecing class with three blocks we are going to work through.  The first is designed for practice on all the fundamental techniques of cutting, 1/4" seams and getting your seams to meet at the intersections in 4-patch and 9-patch blocks.


The second is aimed at the braver students and is designed to teach economy squares, half square triangles, quarter square triangles and flying geese as well as being a more advanced block to piece together.


And finally those who feel like it can have a go at curved seams can have a go at this block made of four drunkard's path blocks.


And finally, what about you?  What have you worked on this month?  Any finishes?  Maybe a mosaic of everything you've been doing?  One favourite thing?  Link up at the bottom of this post to share what you've been working on. If you do link up, how about visiting at least four of the other blogs who link up - two above you and two below you - and stopping to leave a comment as well as visiting back anyone who visits you. As always here's the button to grab.
Lily's Quilts
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14 comments:

  1. Great blocks for teaching and learning; I have already 12 years of quilting and I have not made a Drunkard's path block yet! Good luck with your class.

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  2. Can't wait for fat quarterly retreat and taking your class. Let the countdown begin.

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  3. I am so excited about FQR. I am not taking your class, but I love that second block.

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  4. Saw your linky on IG so thought I would link up! Love your blocks, and wish there was a FQR in Australia!

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  5. Finally a quilting term I can understand, 'Drunkard's path'

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  6. sadly I won't be taking one of your classes at FQ this year :( There was just too much to choose from! But at least I finally managed to join in with your fresh sewing fun over here!

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  7. Darn, I won't make it to the retreat this year ~ again. But I have been busy making making making! Finished a Star Gazer pattern by Lunden Designs ~ my very first curved pieced quilt and it turned out great. It will be on display at my LFS ~ Cool Cottons for 2 months. It's a way for her customers to show their talents and for her to feature fabric. It was a challenge but I learned a new skill.

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  8. So, how do I find out how big the posted blocks are? 6", 9", 4", ???? thanks

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  9. Nice blocks! I find curves to be such a pain!

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  10. I love those blocks! *gets out magnifying glass to inspect points* ;o)

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  11. lovely blocks and they look so perfect! thanks for hosting!

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  12. I can only dream of attending the retreat and live through the wonders of blogging for a taste of what it's like. Enjoy!

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  13. I sure hope we have time to chat because I am not in any of your classes! Thanks for always hosting this monthly "show" It's great fun

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