The Gallery Page this time shows the work of some members of the Tuesday Patchwork
Classes who followed a short course last term to make ‘Strippy Quilts’ using simple
quick methods of producing small blocks by hand or machine. The blocks are then assembled
into bands or strips which can be joined together for a variety of effects.
Frances and Joyce joined the Tuesday Morning class after spending many years attending
the Community Textile Group making quilts for charity fund raising.
Joyce chose the blue colour scheme to match her bedroom décor and after Frances had
made the first pair of cushions for herself, she was requested to make a pair with
a black and white theme for a wedding present.
“ I was originally part of Jean Hammond’s Community Textile group for over 20 years
so when it was discontinued I joined the Tuesday morning class to make projects of
my own. I really enjoyed sewing my ‘strippy’ cushions. Each band of little blocks
is divided from the next with a strip of fabric to contrast, which shows off the
designs well. I also quilted round all the individual shapes which lifts the pattern
and enhances the design. I am now working on a large table cloth using traditional
Japanese patterns and Sashiko Quilting.” Frances H.
Elizabeth, joining the final row of lovely Liberty prints and Sue layering up with
wadding and backing ready for quilting.
Shirley’s first ‘strippy’ and now quilting her second……………