Wednesday, 31 December 2014

QuiltCon Challenge quilt - sneak peek!

Our QuiltCon Challenge quilt has been transformed by our very own Tatyana, it is now probably mid-air on its way to the show. Here is a sneak peek at the wonders Tatyana has worked.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

QuiltCon Charity Quilt, the final push

Two nights of hard graft (aided and abetted by chocolate and cake, sewing is hungry work you know) had produced a copious amount of 4.5, 8.5 and 12.5 inch blocks but we still needed one final push to get our vision for the QuiltCon charity quilt realised.

Jane, Helen, Anne and Fiona stepped up to the mark and in what can only be described as a marathon piecing session they pulled together the previous 2 nights of sewing.

Almost running out of the background fabric, a little creative cutting saved the day!

We particularly loved the selfie taken at the end of the session, look at the clock in the background! A huge thanks to these ladies and in particular Jane who took the quilt top home to finish off the last of the piecing.

The top is now with our very own amazing long arm quilter Tatyana. Watch this space to see what wonders she works with our quilt!

QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge - getting started

To say we were excited about entering the Quiltcon Charity Quilt challenge is an understatement! The thought of having our quilt displayed alongside others from Modern quilt guilds at the Quiltcon was too good an opportunity to pass up.
The brief is challenging but with enough scope for each guild to have their very own unique interpretation. Looking through the #quiltconcharityquilt feed on instagram shows the huge variety of interpretations.
The colour palette was set, the fabrics purchased and donated, we simply had to get together to sew the blocks, and sew we did! Two dates were set for the guild members to meet and sew in our guild HQ - mybearpawcraft we made 3 different sizes of blocks, 4.5, 8.5 and 12.5 improv squares, showing off the fabulous colour palette chosen for the challenge.

The first nights crew, sewing up a storm.

A fabulous selection of blocks from the first night, this done in only 2 hours of sewing! The grey fabric background is going to be the actual background of the quilt

A second nights sewing produced even more blocks, but still not enough to fulfil the needs of our quilt.