When the uber talented Elizabeth Dackson from Don’t Call Me Betsy told me she was writing a book, I was very excited to see it and had a preview copy from Martingale earlier this week. Out on 10 September, it is called Becoming a Confident Quilter and contains 14 quilt patterns as well as an extensive introduction section covering fabrics, tools and equipment, cutting and piecing and then an extensive final section covering backing, basting, quilting and binding.
In this quiltalong everyone will be making blocks inspired by cities and places you have lived in, visited, or have always dreamed of visiting. Choose from following the entire QAL or pick and choose your favourite blocks!
And of course there are lots of prizes to be won along the way!
01.09. Aylin – Nilya2011 from Germany with Berlin and Istanbul
08.09. Alyce – SewBlossomHeart from Japan with Tokyo
15.09. Julianna – Sewing under Rainbow from Poland with Warsaw
22.09. Sil – silort from Brazil with Brasilia
29.09. Sylvie – -Vivie- from France with Paris
06.10. Marit – Sy-elsk-lev from Norway with Aalesund
13.10. Amy- During Quiet Time from USA with Boston
20.10. Jane – Quiltjane from Australia with Sydney
27.10. Lotje – Lotje M from The Netherlands with Delft
03.11. Annabella – liferichpattern from Morocco with Marrakech
10.11. Rachel – wooden spoon from New Zealand with Wellington
17.11. Felicity – felicity.quilts from Canada with Vancouver
24.11. Karen – blueberry4park from UK with London
01.12. Linky Party for the grand final…
08.12. The winner is..
Hi there, it´s Claudia from Machen und Tun, guestposting. I finally finished my “fatQ” quilt, made of blocks from the Shape Workshop for Quilters book, written by Katy, Brioni, Tacha and John. Lucky me won that book at last year’s fatquarterly retreat (which was so much fun by the way) and it is only appropriate that I finished the respective quilt just about one year later (*cough*) shortly after this year’s retreat in July (which was even better than last year!).
I picked 12 of my favorite blocks from Shape Workshop, which sounds much easier than it was because there are so many cool blocks in that book. It was a good mixture of some rather quick to make and some more time consuming blocks, which were all very well explained and not hard to do. My color choices where totally inspired by last year’s trip to London when the retreat weekend was at the same time as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the city was painted in red, white and blue: Union Jacks all over the place.
The different sashings of the blocks are down to the fact that I did not have enough white Kona Cotton at home for all 12 blocks. And as i was mixing it up anyway with the red solid i added some pindot fabric, too, and now I am really pleased with the result. Looks totally intentional, doesn’t it?
The binding is Joel Dewberrys herringbone in navy (one of my favorite fabrics ever) and it frames the quilt pretty nicely: it’s not too dark but dark enough. My quilting on this one was quite simple, I just echo-quilted around and inside the different fabrics in matching threads and added some more lines here and there for more texture.
We have not 1 but 2 designer challenges in this issue of Fat Quarterly thanks to Windham Fabrics who sent our Panel a whole load of Collage by Carrie Bloomston and Briar Rose by Heather Ross to Play with!
Projects by Patsy Johnson and Miriam Blaich.
Projects by Lola Periago and Beth.
Issue 14 is out 5 August.
City life is great but the Summer heat is enough to make any of us want to pack up and head for the hills. So if you are planning on a Camping trip you will not want to miss out on Fiona Calvert’s Project in Issue 14 of Fat Quarterly out on 5 August.
Fiona’s Essential Camping Kit is made up of a pillowcase, storage basket, zippy pouch, eyemask, laundry bag and lavender sachet.
We just didn’t know when we chose the theme of Summer for our next issue that it would prove to be such a scorcher in Europe this year. The last few summers have been a wash out – quite literally so I think we were all dreaming of the sun and had secretly hoped that by stitching summery projects we might actually get a good summer this year!
Issue 14 is due to be released on August 5th. Subscribers can just log into their account to access the new issue as it becomes available.
Until then stay tuned to see sneak peeks of projects in this issue.
Retro Sunnies by Kerry Green of verykerryberry.