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- 2017 Fabric Garden's Sewing Circle Launched
- 2016 Modern Quilt Show Australia
- 2016 Fabric Garden finalist in North Shore Local Business Awards
- 2016 Arcadia Avenue wins Judges Commendation
- 2016 Aussie Modern Quilt Guild Zipper Pouch Swap
- 2016 Jaybird Quilts Lotus Mini Quilt
- 2016 Arcadia Avenue Quilt Foundation Piecing Tips and Tricks
- 2015 Mini Northern Lights Quilt
- 2015 Lizzy House Downunder Meadow Tour
- 2015 Thimble Blossoms Mini Club Launched
- event name: Modern Quilt Show Australia – ENTRY TICKET
- event name: MQSA 2016 Anna Maria Horner Presentation
- Don't be afraid to ask for help from your local quilt shop or quilt group
I have been sewing for years - but have no experience with foundation piecing. What I have learnt is that quilters love to help. If you are in the same position, give it a go, if you are still struggling go to your local quilt shop or ask your quilty friends for help. I couldn't have finished this quilt without help from some amazing quilters.
- Verify that your printed copy is the same size as the original pattern
- Fold your paper
- If you are new to foundation piecing - cut each piece slightly larger than specified in the pattern
- Buy yourself some tweezers
- Drinking (wine) and foundation piecing don't go together
- Its addictive
Lizzy House is a designer for Andover Fabrics. Within the modern quilting movement - Lizzy House attains almost cult status, all her fabrics are eagerly awaited.
When I saw the workshop advertised on various facebook pages, I quickly signed up and paid my deposit. The workshop was held at Hobbysew Top Ryde. I must confess I hate big shopping centres so this was the first time visiting this venue for me.
Lizzy started the day by handing out our pattern pieces and explaining all the Do's and Don'ts to working with curves and in particular making her Meadow Quilt block. Fabric choice was an important part of the workshop. The one thing that resonated most with me was the quilt plan, cutting a small amount of fabric and taping it to the block so that when it comes to assembling the quilt, it should all work out.
The 'eyes' were probably the most complex part of the block and Lizzy assured us that if we made 20 of them - we were guaranteed to finish the quilt as this was where we were most likely to abandon the project as it was tedious.
Well, I have managed to make my 20 eyes. So now to find the time to work on the blocks. Prep for the Craft Alive Wollongong show got in the way of further progress.
It was a welcome day out and a chance to make something that wasn't a shop sample (although I was using my new fabric ranges).
Like a real groupie, I got the obligatory Lizzy House photo and Lizzy signed my practice block!