Many of their projects have been lovingly made as special gifts for others. I have loved teaching each and every one of these workshops. Thank you ladies!
It is a privilege to be able to share with you now the work that came in yesterday.
Can you believe this is Ann's first machine pieced quilt? Outstanding by anyone's standards!
Ann now plans to hand quilt it using Aurofil 12 weight thread emphasising the star and incorporating Kantha style quilting elements. It will be stunning.
Ann has also started her next machine quilting project - a Sewmiriam Quilt As You Go Quilt and here is the first block .Well - you can tell its going to be beautiful. Each block will feature an animal in its centre.
Dee brought in two projects yesterday. After watching me demonstrate my Easy Orange Peel technique, which you can read about in previous Sewmiriam blogpost tutorials by clicking here and here , Dee has created these stunning blocks in a monochromatic palette with stunning results.
Here are her blocks
Below is her star cushion cover which is now complete with a perfectly executed hand quilting finish in deep red thread.
Marg has been very busy behind the scenes with her charity sewing work, and making Christmas table runners and bags for her family. Marg's family must be the luckiest family in the world! She has still found time to make all these beautiful blocks for her next Sewmiriam quilt. I think my favourite block is the centre one with the bird.
Sue is building up her blocks before framing them in 'black on white' prints and here they are together, in no particular order just yet. The colours will sing when framed and I can't wait to seen them all together. I do love the way the reds, greens and blues are playing together .
Sue also brought along her mini Sandy's Kaleidoscope quilt which I just had to include here because it is so pretty, but it is wasn't done in my workshop. It is one of Sandy Caller's patterns, a highly talented teacher and member of the Cottage Quiltworks team.
Well, that is a wrap for the Sewmiriam Workshops for this year. It has been a busy and amazing year of teaching. I have taught to a range of groups up and down the coast of New South Wales and in Sydney. I have taught regularly to many people at Cottage Quiltworks and it has been wonderful teaching each and every one of you. Thank you all so much for your support. I have loved sharing my passion for creativity with you this year.
The teaching year may be winding down, but I will still be blogging on, so keep following me here to find out what's new in my world . You are always welcome.
Happy sewing, love Miriamx