Sunday, 28 October 2012

Yorkshire Modern Quilt Guild

Went to the first meeting of Yorkshire Modern Quilt Guild yesterday - there's a blog for them which is here

The definition of 'Modern Quilting' is that it is both useful and easy to achieve.  The idea is that someone will look at it and say 'ooooh I could do that!'

We were shown how to make table mats in a modern style.  I took my Halloween fabric and made two on the day and another since....

Cutting the strips 2 inches wide

The first mat pieced and layered ready to quilt...

and ditto with the second

The pumpkin fabric is for the backing

Quilting in straight lines- dead easy!  You don't get a closeup of that because they are not all very straight!!

Someone mentioned mock piped binding and I found a tutorial and had a go.  You can find the tutorial here

How cute is that?  And ALL machine sewn.

These are the pieces cut and partly sewn for the mat to go on top of the bookcase.


The quilting took a whole 20 minutes to complete!!!!!

One mat finished!

Two mats finished!

Three mats finished!

A closeup of the fabrics used.  The black cats on green and the white line pumpkins to the left were lovely presents from my DS and DDIL who came over recently.  Most of the others I bought in America when I visited them last year (in fact this week last year!).

The backing is Dia de los Meurtos fabric which I bought from  a few years ago.

All ready for my Dia de los Meurtos display (which may have to wait for another year - ha ha)

1 comment:

Yorkshire Quilter said...

HI Davina - Great to meet you on Saturday!
I love your extra mat and am very impressed with piped binding - well done for getting them finished for Haloween!