Sunday, March 20, 2011

Indian Orange Peel St. Thomas Guild

The St. Thomas Quilters did a wonderful job on their Indian Orange Peel quilts.  We arranged their blocks in the workshop on Saturday and then started making the outside border units.  I was so pleased with how much their quilts reflected each member's personality and colour preferences.  The members still have a lot of sewing to do but you can see how beautiful the quilts are already.  We done, ladies!!

We started by having the students work in pairs.  The 4-patches were laid out first paying attention to value and colour placement.

Next the arcs that everyone had worked so hard to get finished for the workshop were placed on the four patches.  Here we looked for secondary designs and matched the values and colours as they travelled across the quilt.  Arcs were then labelled identifying their placement in the quilt and pinned to the flannel.

The St. Thomas guild puts on a lunch at their workshops with half the group providing lunch for each of the two workshops.  What a great idea.  We enjoyed a delicious lunch of soups, sandwiches and dessert.

 These are just a few of the quilts that were being constructed yesterday.  The one here on the left is made mostly from Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

This amazing fabric painting was made by one of the members from the scraps from her Indian Orange Peel quilt.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great photos, Heather. Thanks so much for doing the class for us. We all had a really good time and learned a lot. Now to keep the momentum going so we get these quilts finished and on the wall!