Monday, 9 June 2014

Quilt retreats.....catching up

One of the pleasures in organising the many varied quilt retreats and workshops here at The Royal Bridlington, is that I sometimes get to join the class.

Over the years this has meant that I have picked up many different ideas, techniques and tips from all the various top class tutors we have had.  The downside, however is that I have ended up with a whole stack of UFOs!

Over the last couple of weeks I have been concerntrating on finishing some of these, despite itching to start a new project.

Here are some of the finished results....

This one was started in a workshop with Jennie Rayment.
I added beads to the middle.



This was started in a workshop with Jan Hassard.




The quilting pattern is called Insignia





Sunflowers was a workshop with Gail Lawther.  Gail will be back at the Royal Bridlington again in September and will be teaching this class again due to its popularity.  See www.quiltsandwich.co.uk for more details.





This Link Quilt was started in a workshop with Sally Ablett.
Here it is on my longarm quilting frame

 the quilting patten I chose is called Amazed


and here it is totally finished.





This quilt - the Lone Star was another design by Sally Ablett.  I decided that I wanted to extend it to a double quilt size, so Sally redesigned it on Electric Quilt especially for me. I have a personal, exclusive design by Sally Ablett!

Here it is on the longarm quilting frame

The quilting pattern I chose is called Ribbon of Violets




and here it is totally finished.



and here is the back



Time to replenish supplies..................oooh just like Christmas. Lots of lovely new colours to try out :)




On top of my own catching up (which I still have lots more to do - lol!) I have been very busy with customer quilting too.

This is a really pretty scrap quilt, which my customer made by using foundation piecing techniques.


the quilting pattern she chose is called Bubbles Everywhere





Here is another customer quilt - using scraps again


The quilting pattern is called Flower Power


On top of this I have been working on my wholecloth in the evenings and I think I have overdone it a bit....I have three very sore fingers now.  Cant sit still, so time to knit!