Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Retreat with Sally Ablett - First day

Yesterday was the first day of our retreat with Sally Ablett and it is Sally's first time teaching here at The Royal Bridlington.

Sally designs quilts and project for many of the patchwork and quilting magazines and she also works for Fabric Freedom where she designs patterns to help promote new ranges of fabric.

The project was Hunter Star which is a traditional pattern, but using Sally's method with squares rather than triangles.


We had a superb, relaxed and fun day with Sally and here are some pictures of the students work so far.


This is the layout of the block







One or two of the ladies invented a couple of new patterns by accident, so Sally recreated new layouts on 'Electric Quilt' which is the software programme she uses to design her work.


But........where is Sally?

Before Sally arrived at the hotel, I searched the net for a picture of her and found just one possible snap.  Yesterday Sally confirmed she is camera shy.  Watch this space...I'm on a mission - lol!