Tuesday, November 9, 2010

week 5 ,6,7

Due to lack of internet, there is no blog. freshly installed I have now got satalit broadband...its fantastic. apologies to all.

Week 5 is straight forward and quite easy, just make sure you sqaure all your blocks up before you sew them together in a row, and cut off any tails that you have.

Week 6 Houses....now these are fun. take your time with these and just work through slowly, and it will come together, join the houses together in a row, if you can see trees on the original photo then its because jan, whos quilt it is, made her houses a bit too small, so she added trees to lenthen the rows. we will be covering these techniques in week 9.

Week 7 , seminole.
I suppose this looks like its quite hard to do, but in fact once you get going its so much fun and really easy.

Week 8 ,
This is more time consuming than anything. choose one colour to run through to keep it together, but change the colours around to add interest.

Week 9... I will be adding pictures later on in the week as the server wont let me upload today......sometimes happens, I will put pictures up of how to add the prairie points and other  items relating to the row lengths.
Happy sewing...send me some photios and i will add them.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Week 4

 This week we made the beautiful heart block,
Its quite straightforward, but the important thing to remember is to change the centre strip around each time. If you didnt turn the strips around, when you sew the blocks together you would end up with one continual line through the centre of all the blocks , and it would take away from the block.

See here how effective the blocks look together.

week 3

This is Bettys log cabin, she has used very strong colours, but dont they look good.

These are also Bettys. she made her own vine for flower row, and instead of butterflys she used stars.
Why dont you experiment with different types of applique around the leaves and the butterflys on these two rows.
Also you can go wild with the flowers, and put as many as you like on the vine.
Its best to leave the flowers off though for now, until you have finished the quilting.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Week 2

Make up the log cabin blocks as in the instructions,
Take care to place the fabrics in the correct order so you have the colour you wish in the centre.

The instructions say trim the finished block to 5 inches. Your blocks depending on the seam allowance might be much bigger than this, I suggest if this is the case then round the block down to the nearest 1/4 of an inch. For example if your block measures 5 5/8th then trim it down to 5 1/2.
All your rows will need to measure the same, before you sew them together. We will address the row lengths toward the end of the class, to achieve this.

Have fun and experiment with colours....again if you are using scraps you can use a different colour for each log.

Week 1

The first couple of weeks are fairly easy.
The checkerboard row: this can be done by stitching two long strips together and cross cutting into sections. you then turn the section to make a 4 patch block. you then sew the blocks together to form the row, with one extra section added at the end, This method is the easiest , when you put the sections together the seams will slide into one another, giving you neat and tidy points.
If you are using scraps and want to use all different fabrics, you can cut up lots of sqaures at 2 1/2 inches and piece them all togeher to make the row.
A tip to try out ideas, use a sheet of sqaured paper, and using one sqaure on the paper to represent one sqaure on the row, use coloured pencils to colour in the sqaures. this will give you an idea of what your row will look like.
Good Luck and have fun.

Class by post....Sew in a row

                      Welcome to Class By Post.. Country sampler sew in a row

Friday, April 2, 2010

This is Karens nearly finished, one more border to go. i love the pink you added in , it sets the other colours off. Well done