Thursday, April 25, 2013

Week 3 corner block.

I'm adding photos of this weeks block step by step , I know you have diagrams in the notes but sometimes it helps to see real life photos

The tips you need to know for this week are.
• in the first stage - when adding the triangles, the edge of the triangle that is to be sewn to the edge of the square will be slightly longer . Just match up the right angles and the 1/4 inch takes in the extra bit of the triangle.
•when measuring the squares if they need trimming , take a little slither off each side to make them 4 1/2 inches sq.
•if you are making your quilt from scraps then you can use more colours than on the instructions. If you are unsure of what piece goes where then cut and make your block from paper. ( just be aware that cutting paper with your rotary cutter can dull the blade ) this is also handy if you are short of fabric . For example. If you want to use up a long thin strip of fabric, then cut the pieces out of paper and use the triangle paper piece to cut from the smaller pieces of fabric -( if you are doing this keep your eye on the weave of the fabric, it needs to be running parallel with either side of the right angle. )

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your blocks.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Week 2. Block 2

You all seem to be doing ok.
Although I wasn't at class today these photos of the block were sent to me via the class - thanks Lorna
As you can see , this is a very easy block. Some of you have done it already. There are a few photos below. The block ~ work in progress , finished then with the squares just placed next to the block to give the overall effect..
So the holiday is over :) next week we step it up a little and there will be a bit more work.
Let me know if you have any problems and keep up with the work each week.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Welcome to The E Class

Welcome everyone to the E class with the Sewing shed

First of all read through the instructions. This blog is intended to assist you with the instructions that you have received in an email.
Once you have selected your colours, cut all the pieces as stated in the instructions.
When making the points of the star, Please ensure the drawn line is going in the right direction according to the size of the rectangle.

The pieces in this picture are face to face

Sew on the drawn line

cut 1/4 inch above the drawn line

Press Open

 Make up the rest of the pieces

Sew the block together as in the picture

These pictures are to assist you, if you have any questions please email me anytime :)

The pictures were taken  in the class today at The Sewing Shed. The pattern has been tested by all and everyone went home happy.
Here are two more completed block for your enjoyment. Thank you to Sarah, Lorna And Kemi for allowing me to photograph your work.
 Kemi's block
Sarah placed her background fabric at the sides to see what it would be like. she is using a different background for each block ( the sqaures are not cut just folded for effect.

Good luck and happy Sewing !!!!