Friday, February 14, 2014

Rachael Porter workshop

A few weekends ago I was lucky enough to attend a Rachael Porter workshop with the Novocastrian Quilters. The workshop was to teach us how to do fussy cutting.




The inspiration for us all, the completed block




We had a choice of two colour ways, the pink and brown from above and purple and green. Those of you that know me well would know that the purple was always going to be my choice.




Rachael explained how she chose her fabrics and how to choose the perfect design and how she cut her fabrics




We cut our centre blocks, it looked good at this point


But sadly I was nt terribly good at positioning the papers on the fabric and my design did not have the magic the mirrors promised . . . . .



Rachael also had some really lovely quilts to show us, each of the pieces perfectly cut. The above quilt was recently included in the quilters companion, each of those stars perfectly fussy cut . . . . .


This gorgeous quilt is Rachael's version of Sue Daleys this goes with that, it was truly fabulous up close.


This is my second attempt at the centre block, it's still not perfect but I m happy with it , 
sadly for this project I am working on
A very very big secret sewing project ( which i just adore) so progress may be a little slow on this little project . . . . and all the other projects in my to do basket

but that's ok i am  loving what i am working on 
and 


"I hope your hands are working on a project that you love  too"

Ciao


Googy girl

Le Dolce Vita . . . . .

10 comments:

Susan said...

I think you're being a bit hard on yourself.......I thought your fussy cut star looked pretty good for a first time. It must have been a wonderful workshop, is love to see the star quilt in person.

Cardygirl said...

Looks good, Trish. You certainly had a lovely workshop!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Massive inspirarion there....

shez said...

wow what a wonderful class Trish,have fun.xx

Fiona said...

fun.. they always look lovely fussy cut but for the life of me I can't find what is wrong with yours...
Hugz

jfoster8 said...

Wonderful.....Rachael is a very clever girl....

Cheryl (aka Kayly) said...

I think you are being too hard on yourself. Your star looks great. Hope you had fun day.

Jenny said...

Its a nice technique. Moe patience than me Googy

Fat Quarter Bird said...

Looks pretty good......I think you did a pretty fabulous job.

Fat Quarter Bird said...

Looks pretty good......I think you did a pretty fabulous job.