Fresh Sampler Quilt

So, our current Sampler quilt course finishes in a months time and we move onto our next course.  We run them twice a year, and they last for 11 sessions, fortnightly.  Students seem to like this as they get time to complete blocks between classes and for those with commitments such as work or family it feels easier than a weekly class.  Sampler quilts are an excellent way to learn how to make a quilt.  They are made up from a selection of blocks which use hand sewing, machine sewing, strip patchwork, English patchwork, appliqué and more…  Each block/sample is then quilted and made up into a finished quilt using the quilt as you go technique.

 Terri emailed over these links to her lovely quilt.  It was based around Amy Butler fabrics, and the use of white for the sashing has made it look so fresh.  I think it is such a great representation of a modern sampler quilt – mixed hand a machine quilting, very bright and the risks with colour have really paid off.  Would love one of these on my bed!  Check out the scrap binding too.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/57421358@N08/6713259563/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/57421358@N08/6713258705/in/photostream

If you have any queries about the course don’t hesitate to ask!
Dates for course starting March 2012

Mondays…5th March 2012, 19th March, Easter Break, 16th April, 30th April, 14th May, 28th May, 11th June, 25th June, 9th July, 23rd July, 10th September

£145 (£40 deposit secures a place, with the balance due by 27th February 2012)

Morning Course 10 till 12 – 3 spaces left
Evening course 7.30 till 9.30 – 1 space left

 

(thanks Terri for letting me share your quilt x)

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