Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lucianne teaches the art of Quilt Making!!

I learn to make a simple quilt.

I love learning new things from people who really know their stuff!

As part of the Golden Hands education program Lucianne and I got together to learn the art of the quilt.  She has made some amazing quilts over the years which will be heirlooms forever.

We started with some fabric which we cut up using a fabric cutting roller and a big ruler.  We used a simple squares pattern with complimentary fabrics.

We arranged the squares on the floor until we liked the "randomness" of the pattern.  Then we sewed them into strips and then sewed the strips together to form a big square.

 Here is a close up of the fabric.  It is so sweet.  Little mice riding bikes with cupcakes in the trailers!

Then we picked a border to frame the quilt.  We chose pink and brown which worked well with the colours in our fabrics.  Lucianne cut the strips and sewed them onto the big square of little squares.

Lucianne has backed the front piece with wadding and a backing sheet and has quilted the quilt and bound the edges.  So much to learn still but it was so much fun.  We will offer the quilt to our kids school for the dinner dance auction!!  I'll keep you posted on how much it fetches!!



off to cut strips.

 Miss G x