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Scrap quilt workshop

I attended a wonderful workshop with Katharine Guerrier on Saturday completely out of my comfort zone making scrap quilts and half square triangles...... focusing on light and dark block variations.  I felt like a complete novice again as I struggled with the measurements and maths and my 1/4 inch on my machine which was also misbehaving with tension too, but after adjusting my needle to the right a couple of notches, all was accurate again....  I didn't think I had that many scraps until I searched through my stash....  and spent Friday evening cutting up some 4 inch squares in preparation.... I quickly realised I have barely any light fabrics, and most are mediums or brights and lots of pinks and purples, but it is amazing how the light and dark combinations create the dynamics of the quilt, and although I tried to be random, I still found myself matching things too much maybe for the scrap effect.
I had a great day which flew by way too fast, and although I only managed to accomplish two blocks on the day (maybe I talk too much !!!) I continued a little on Sunday and now have 4 blocks finished and it will look so much more effective when I have more blocks - I have a pile of half square triangles all made up ready to be made into blocks ....  I am going to have to try not to make this yet another unfinished project.....  but things are busy at the moment and there is not much spare time for piecing projects.   I like to be busy though and am not complaining about that...  there is not as much time for blogging either...

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Kay in Scotland on 16 May 2012 17:51
Looks like you had too much fun but.....I can see your 'control' coming through....lol...! Best Wishes Kay in Scotland
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Kath Garvey on 17 May 2012 20:51
Janette they look great. Looking forward to seeing some more.
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Janette on 19 May 2012 21:15
Thanks ladies.... I did have alot of fun. I will post some more photos soon, as I now have a few more blocks and the more blocks are adding a better dimension to the design as it evolves.
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