Is it really a week since I blogged last? I'm so sorry peeps! Will you forgive me if I say that I'm head down and bum up, working on a new book and a new fabric range? Loads of busy and exciting things planned for this year, but you will have to wait a little longer for the reveal.
Meantime luckily all my clever students have been sewing and I can show you what they've been making.
Class at Cottage Quiltworks is always fun, not only do we have a huge and wonderful classroom to romp in but then there's the beautiful shop to rummage through... last class we had a new student who not only came along proudly showing off her completed Stars in Your Eyes quilt (which she made at home, on her own, as her FIRST QUILT ladies!)
Then she decided she's like a challenge and went headlong for Flock Together.
We spent a good part of the day picking out fabrics, and the shop looked like this:
Another CQW student has been working hard on her Whirligig centre with fantastic results. Just look how pretty it is:
There are Whirligigs going on all over the place at the moment. Quite a few on Twitter too! This on is by @petitselefants, we've had a bit of debate over wether the setting triangles work but not that they're on I think they are F.A.B.
Such prettiness. If you want to come and chat to me on Twitter my handle is @sarahfielke
My SIL Maria has been stitching too! She tried her hand at the Step Down dolly quilt and used up some of her cute novelties.
Last but by no means least, Peta from my Wednesday night class has been quietly and patiently hand stitching together her version of my Sunday quilt. If you can believe it, Peta is making this quilt as a present for her sister. She's planning to hand quilt it as well.
All of these quilts are from my books. Why don't you come along and make a quilt with me too? Don't be daunted, you don't have to be an experienced sewer. I love teaching beginners and loads of the quilters in my classes now were beginners when they first came to my classes. Come on you'll have a great time and we would love to have you! Check the sidebar for details of where I'm teaching near you, or email me if you need more details.
Back to book quilts, hand painting and kit cutting - more ordering of backgrounds means that there are still a few Made In Cherry kits from Better Homes and Gardens up for grabs in red, and one or two in the other colours. Be quick!
PS. There's been a bit of confusion this week over the Stars in Your Eyes pattern - if you have been reading about this, there is nothing wrong with the pattern it is correct. You need to look at the templates, diagrams and picture of the quilt to help you along, some of the diamonds are not cut as expected for a patchwork quilt, and some are. If you are making it and having trouble please email me.