Thursday 5 September 2013


Well, making table runners at least!

So I've been working on a simple project that is suitable for beginners, 
in preparation for teaching this as a class at StitchCraft Studio, Grantham 

I asked my lovely friend Katy of I'm a Ginger Monkey if I could use her book as the basis for the class, 
and I was thrilled when she agreed!

If you don't have this book, it's a great compendium of blocks and small makes, ideal for the beginner, 
I'm more than happy to recommend it! 

I chose fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics

made a few blocks

remade one

made a few more

and before long a runner was in the making

and of course I had the perfect match for the quilting too!

I quilted in the ditch on this runner, I wanted the blocks to pop and don't want to intimidate my beginners with any fancy schmancy quilting ...

so, if you are a beginner quilter, been watching from the sidelines thinking you'd like to give it a go, but don't know where to start, I will be teaching this as a beginners class, along with all the basics of cutting, 1/4" seam and the difference between borders, sashing, and half square triangle!

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Judith, Belfast said...

Gorgeous wee project for your beginners! Go girl! Jxo

Lynz said...

That's a beaut, Trood! And good call on the simple quilting - us moderate quilters get intimidated by your amazing fancy-schmancy quilting! *g* Good luck with filling the spaces, surely a no-brainer for anyone in your locale? Methinkso!

Rafael's Mum said...

Perfect for a beginners class! Love your choice of colours as well xx

Nicky said...

Love the fabrics - will be a winner for sure! Now get back to the fancy schmancy stuff!

Katy Cameron said...

Can I admit I nearly fell off my seat when I saw the title? ;o)

Still, looks like a great class project!

Canadian Abroad said...

It will be a great class. Great idea of a little sampler table runner.

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

No fancy quilting? I bet you had to quilt the bejeezus out of something else just to get it out of your system!!

Looks sweet though x

Gertie Pye said...

Oh thank goodness I thought you meant actual running and that you had gone mad! Very relieved when I realised it was a very lovely table runner!

Catrin Lewis said...

Beautiful, but even better in person!

Catrin Lewis said...

Beautiful, but even better in person!

Leanne said...

Great idea for a class, it is lovely.