Wednesday, 16 September 2015

A very Special Quilt from afar......



Today on my ABM Innova longarm I have the pleasure of quilting a very special quilt.






A few weeks ago Susan Briscoe was asked to fly out to China to teach some chinese ladies patchwork.

Here are just a few of her pictures ...












You can read more about her amazing journey here - http://susanbriscoe.blogspot.co.uk



The top was made by chinese students who had never done any patchwork before and they made the blocks in teams - six of them sharing a sewing machine. They equipment and tools were very limited due to there being 67 students having to share and the fabric choices were selected prior to the event by Singer - who provided the machines too.  These are the kind of colours the local Maonan ladies love.

Susan brought the blocks back to the UK with her to assemble into a quilt for them and asked me to quilt it for them.

The pantograph chosen for this quilt is
Oriental 003 by Sweet Dreams Quilt Studio.

oriental pano 003


You can see this quilt  - it is going to be on display at Scottish Quilt Championships, Edinburgh
25th to 27th September.

Here are a few more pics of the quilting progress







Click the link below for a great little you tube video of the quilting


More pictures can be found on facebook too - click here


For full details of my quilting service, my secure store with the biggest selection of extra wide backing fabrics in the UK and details of our workshops and retreat - please visit   www.quiltsandwich.co.uk