2015 Lizzy House Downunder Meadow Tour

I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop of the Lizzy House Meadow Quilt Down Under tour. The Australian part of the tour was organised by the wonderful Bec of SkyBerries.

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 explaining process

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.

 Lizzy showing cutting

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!

Pic with Lizzie

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