Kelly the bundle will be flying out first thing tomorrow morning!
Every quilter, sewer has scraps left over from projects and what to do with the smaller pieces can be tricky. Shannon Brinkley has been creating things with her hands since she was a very young girl and fell madly in love with modern quilting in college. Shannon is a modern quilter and this is a very modern take on appliqué methods.
Scrappy Bits Applique starts with the basics of raw edge appliqué techniques, advice on colour theory, quilt design, collage techniques and various finishing methods. There are 8 projects in the book with charts so one can make a baby quilt up to king with full fabric requirements for the different sizes. Various quilting methods are explained and shown, along with basting techniques and handy tips.
The Little fox is very cute and far from the South London fox I see! The half triangle boarder is brilliantly explained with lots of tips and makes sewing the Geese blocks far less challenging.
Windy Poplar is very effective with the low volume background. The Elephant with its pieced background, Around the World would be an amazing gift for a gap year student or wall hanging. The book comes with templates, but as I had a PDF review copy I cannot say what size patterns are.
The fallen leaves cushions are a brilliant starting point; there is a lot of top stitching and satin stitch with the designs. This anchors the edge of the scraps and also adds definition to the designs. At the back there are lots of inspiring quilts Shannon has made to spark your imagination. I love The Kraken and Shannon has featured this quilt on her blog. I would re3commend Scrappy Bits Applique to anyone wanting to venture out into applique and also for anyone with a basket full of scraps and not sure what to make.
Dashwood Studios are a UK based textile design company that produces beautiful fabric collection that can be used for home decor, clothes and of course for quilting. Since they started David and his team have produced a few stunning collections and has collaborated with many local quilters.
The latest collection is called September Blue and is truly stunning and we at the LMQG are lucky to be able to give away an ENTIRE fat quarter set of this gorgeous collection.
Susan Drsicoll designed this collection and it brings up images of long hot, lazy days walking in the countryside amongst the wild flowers, birds.
The giveaway rules are as follows:
- Open to UK residence only
- LMQG members cannot participate
- Giveaway open from 4th to 11th September
- You must have an e-mail address to your profile or in your comment
a range of sources beyond the usual ‘craft’ world. Art,
architecture, graphic design and interior design are a few of the disciplines
studied by modern quilters who looking for fresh design ideas. It is not
uncommon to stumble across modern quilting blogs where the bloggers interior
design choices are as alluring and inspiring as the quilts!
interior design has infused her quilting. The result is a range
of projects that are fresh, clean, and thoroughly modern.
range of projects from quilts, pillows, tableware, toys and nursery items.
quilting and sewing techniques are explained with clear illustrations
and detailed descriptions.
colours, giving the projects a crisp modern look. For me these are the best projects,
the solids allow Melissa’s clever design work to really steal the show. Chevrons, drunkard’s path, and flying geese are some of the familiar designs made modern.
are suitable for beginners. Gift inspiration is abundant, with projects suitable for baby showers and house warmings.
instructions, with tips and tricks to save you time. Diagrams detail the construction methods and there are lots of photographs including close ups of the quilting.
looking to make statement quilts for their home, or for the beginner
who wants to start with something small but dream big!
I think it will convert many people who are yet to discover
how stylish modern quilting can be.
A number of our members spent an enjoyable weekend at the recent Fat Quarterly Retreat, held in London and attended by quilters from the UK, Europe and beyond. As well as the opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with old friends there were some great classes which have inspired our creative passions since the weekend ended. Lucie prefers hand work to machine sewing which stood her in good stead at her first class when a power cut stopped everyone but her in their tracks and she was able to continue with this petal block.
She has given the machine another go and made this top, although in this blog post she explains why she isn’t converted.
Amanda has finished her quilt top from Amy’s class and also done more screen printing.
many thanks to Shevvy for this post.
I wanted to share a great quilt pattern called Walkabout designed by LMQG’s own Beth and using her new fabric collection for Makower called Walkabout. The inspiration behind this new fabric collection has come from Beth’s love of Aboriginal art, imperfect, simple lines and dots.
They all combine beautifully and if you love the Walkabout quilt design at the top of the post, check out Makower’s website for the pattern. Below is the Walkabout quilt in progress and a satchel – perfect back to school bag!
I wanted to share with you all the wonderful art of jogakbo. Korean traditional patchwork dates back centuries, jogakbo is made of pieces of salvaged fabrics used to make Hanbok (traditional Korean dress). We at the London Modern Quilt Guild have been given the chance to learn this technique at the Korean Cultural Centre here in London.