Saturday, May 30, 2020

Our Abbie English Paper Piecing Workshop

On Saturday we had our English Paper piecing workshop featuring Sue Daley's Abbie pack. This make the workshop more interesting as we are working with non traditional shapes. It can make things more challenging too. 
We started with a morning of selecting fabrics and cutting fabrics for one block. The packs have enough paper piecing included to make a quilt and you can even select to two different pack and create a two block quilt. This would create a much larger quilt. 

After lunch we got stuck in to the sewing, chatting and laughing.. It is a really different feel compared to a workshop with the machines going. Maybe even a soothing feel to the day. We have been apart for too long and it was really nice to hear the chatter in the classroom again. I must admit I have missed that, even though I thought no classes would give me more time to work on other stuff I needed to do. It didn't quite turn out that way. Here are a sample of the ladies blocks they start with.

I look forward to seeing their blocks completed. It was a good mix of fabrics used. There was Tilda, Sue Daley's Abbie, Sweet Stems & Paper Daises ranges used and mine was from Riley Blake Designs Heart and Soul range.

This workshop will be repeated shortly as I have others wanting to do this workshop. So if you are tempted let me know and keep an eye open for the workshop date. This is a great workshop to expand your English paper piecing skills, or if you are finding hexagons, diamonds etc boring as you have done a number of those projects.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

1 comment:

Marjorie said...

It was so great getting back into a workshop. Great day, great company. Thankyou for organising it Cynthia.