Thursday, 13 June 2019

NEMQG with Chris English

This month's meet up of the North East Modern Quilt Guild was a special one! Chris English headed north to join us for a day of sewing our scraps! It was such a good day - there was a real buzz in the room, there was fabric flying everywhere, and we all learned something new!

Chris teaches two techniques: crumb blocks, combining scraps with an old shirt, and Portholes. Here's what I made in the workshop:


I used an old shirt of Michael's - and I love that green colour, and the portholes are filled with a stripey maternity T-shirt which I'd embellished (otherwise known as hid a stain) with a Tula frog. I have no need of it anymore, so it was nice to be able to recycle it!

And when I got home I kept going. And instead of a cushion, which was the aim of the workshop, I ended up with a whole quilt....

The added borders are leftovers from quilt backings (otherwise known as Asda duvet covers). I need to find an appropriate, recycled, backing and then I'm going to hand-quilt it!

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