I have finally got round to making or attempting is more like it some patchwork blocks. I am a follower of justhands-ontv which is a great site for seeing videos etc. It is run by Jennie Rayment and Valerie Nesbitt both excellent quilters. They also feature other well known quilters and stitchers and also go the shows and make DVDs of what they see then post them on the site You do not have to be a full member it is free unless you want to have access to all that happens there. I pay £6 a month and they have been making a sampler quilt for a while now, I kept looking but that is as far as I would get but on tuesday I made up my mind to have a go. I am working with poly cotton as it is so much cheaper to buy for my samples and I have completed 10 blocks.
The first 4 are rail fence, 2 varieties, a 9 patch and a friendship star.
next 4 are shoo fly, monkey wrench, prairie queen ( I have to redo this as it is put together wrong but did not notice till I took the photo) and Jacob`s ladder.
The final 2 are Ohio star and card trick.
well there they are. points not too good but I am still learning how to use the rotary cutter etc. but I feel I have got somewhere.
When I refer to patchwork books I see different writers give the blocks different names I am just using the names Varlerie Nesbitt uses.
Whilst doing this blog I have some parsnip soup cooking and will attempt to put it in the Kenwood which believe it or not I managed to get to work on new year`s day, whether it will work this time is another matter!