Sue @susanmaydodd also brought her finished Liberty shirts quilt to class to learn how to do a quilt hanging sleeve. It’s absolutely wonderful!! We also spent some of the class having a spontaneous lesson on yo-yo making after my IG post from the other day ... we are all looking forward to seeing Sue’s 2000 yo-yos at our first class next year!! I love sharing my passion ... thank you to my classes #materialobsession#classes#shirtspatternbycarolynfriedlander
Weekend 2 of De-Clutter for 2018. It's been awhile since we've had a big de-clutter but with a busy 2018 ahead it's time to make space for all the new energy. I hope to show no mercy and learn the material art of letting go.#happyhealing#lettingo#materialobsession#makingspace
Whizz Bang class show and tell!! I only managed to take one photo of Fiona’s work but then it’s good to stop and admire these blocks on their own. Fiona has a great way of using fabrics that make her blocks look as though they are painted. Each one is a striking artwork! The pieced background is the perfect touch. We’ll be in for a treat when we see all of her blocks come together.☀️💕 .
Whizz Bang class show and tell! @quiltwithasmille joined the class halfway through the year but you wouldn’t know from the amount of wonderful blocks she has made! and they’re all so perfect!! I’m loving Sarah’s use of dots and stripes and the strong, bright colours that make her blocks glow. 🌸💕 .
Reduced to a hand sewing weekend as my machine is on the blink. But felt trees should keep me busy. Sewing with dark variegated Eleganza. Another border for the Material Obsession Bon #materialobsession#wonderfil#eleganza
Whizz Bang class show and tell! Marisa’s beautiful summery pineapple party Whizz Bang is already half quilted! She’ll will add perle8 big stitches in bright colours around the circles and flowers. Then the center block is going to get special treatment with buttons and yoyos and maybe a butterfly or two? Take a moment to admire the sashing fabric, it couldn’t be more perfect for bringing these bright blocks together. This quilt is pure joy!! .
Whizz Bang class show and tell! Jane’s blocks are divine!! Her fabulous fabric choices make them so pretty and happy. You can see she is a wonder with trims, just look at those big pom-poms!! Note all the different text prints used for backgrounds too. Oh my word! Big love!! .
Houston... we have a problem! While I was away for 10 days on the Quilt Shop route to and from Houston, my quilting room shrunk! Solve that one all you aerospace engineers. I'm thinking either move or downsize the DH. LOL #iqf#missouristarquiltco#sue spargo #materialobsession
Whizz Bang class show and tell! @bessie_souch has gone to town with her houses!! Not only has she made happy homes but also a church, an amazing patchwork boat, the cutest Japanese house and next up is a tree house. Anyone who looks closely will be rewarded with the most delightful fussy cut details in each block, guaranteed smiles!! .
Whizz Bang Class show and tell! @helenafooij colourful wheels are growing!! What a fun and fabulous party on the design wall! We were using words like kaleidoscope and carnival to describe Helena’s wonderful work but really the word that sums this up perfectly is simply “WOW!!!”. .
Whizz Bang class show and tell! @danutadesigns wonderful project began with a special inspiration fabric and has become a creative journey that is growing block by block. It was great to get it onto the design wall and plan the next stage in its colourful adventure. .
Heather brought her fabulous moth quilt top to class today ... we carefully chose the colours in class two months ago matching the value of the fabrics to what @tulapink had in her book Quilt and Heather has meticulously cut and pieced the one inch strips. It's stunning!!! Well done Heather!!! #moth#patternbytulapink#classes#materialobsession
Sending out a thousand thank-yous for your wonderful comments and likes about ‘Horizon Bubbles’!! I was on the road yesterday having wonderful quilt adventures of another sort so couldn’t post close ups but here they are now - swipe to see @matobsgirl fabulous Horizon fabrics. . My intention was that the different size circles show that the fabric designs work in different sizes. That they can be fussy cut or just random cut for equally great effect. The fabric that runs down the left side is called ‘Wind Power’. It’s as though the windmills are blowing the bubbles around. I could ramble on about this quilt but I’ll shush up and let the pictures do the talking.. 😀 . ’Horizon Bubbles’- the quilt I made featuring the Moody colourway of @matobgirl newest fabric range - Horizons. . #kathydoughty#horizonsfabric#horizons#freespiritfabrics#materialobsession#getthemix#fabriclve#quilt#bubblesquilt#rachaeldaisydesign#quiltmarket2017@freespiritfabric
Good things are on the horizon!! It’s just a few more days until the big reveal of the fabulous new range ‘Horizons’ by @matobsgirl . I was lucky to get to play with some to make one of the quilts for Kathy’s stand at @quiltmarket . Of course I’m busting to show the quilt but we’ll have to be patient.. in the meantime here’s a sneaky sneak peek of the selvages in the colourway I used. 👀 .
If you’re going to @quiltmarket visit Kathy at booth #1810 and don’t miss her colourful schoolhouse presentation at 3.10pm on Friday. .