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 

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


Googy girl

Le Dolce Vita . . . . .