Join me in making the “Through the eyes of Cy” pictorial quilt-techniques quilt-along sampler.
Every teacher needs a sampler quilt. Not strictly being a traditional quilter, I therefore vied away from the traditional sampler quilt and came up with this interesting pictorial version. This quilt finishes at 30″ x 42″ (67 cm x 102 cm) without borders.
The first block in “Through the eyes of Cy“ is Fishes in the deep blue sea. As you can see, I used the naive therefore bright drawings depicted in the artworks of my 4 year old grandson, Cylus, as design inspiration for this pattern.
This sampler is taught over 12 weeks.
Teacher: Danel-Marié Muller Venue: 40 on Ilkey B&B, Lynnwood Glen Pretoria Tel: 082-416-7690 Cost: R150 per lesson Start date: 22 May 2019 Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month Time: 9:00 – 13:00 Or Start date 18 May 2019 Every first and third Saturday of the month Time: 12:00 – 16:00
Beginners welcome Tea and coffee is included in the class fee
In conclusion, you will need to bring the following to class:
A working sewing machine.
A rotary cutter, as well as a 12″ square ruler and cutting board
Scissors, pins and number 10 sewing needles
However, don’t bring fabric, thread as it will be discussed in the class to prevent excess and wrong purchases.
Register here or contact me if you want me to teach in your area. I am willing to travel within Gauteng (minimum 5 students).
This pictorial quilt techniques quilt-along sampler is brought to you by Lenad Quilting.
I have inherited a lot of fabric. From my Mom, from my Sister and some from my friends. I also was in the bad habit to buy fabric that I liked, with no specific project in mind. All these factors lead to an accumulated fabric stash of unneeded cloth.
At the beginning of 2018, I decided to downscale this stash and have been actively busy with it since. I have found some fabric in this stash of dubious origin and/or dubious fiber. As I have not been able to trash these fabrics, I have been on the look out in which projects I can use them.
This brings me to today’s tutorial of Japanese folded hexagons. This pattern can be hand stitched or made with a machine. Personally I prefer the hand stitched version as this is something that I can drag with me wherever I go and have to wait. The flowers come together surprisingly fast. But I have to warn you, it is pretty addictive. This pattern is quilt as you go, so once it is finished, it is indeed finished. No need to quilt.
The pattern is very forgiving to the fabric that is used. I mainly stay with cotton on the bigger fabric that folds over the core, but for core fabrics, anything goes. Polyester, wool, silk, thicker and thinner all works well. Even the batting / wadding used on the inside, can be flannel, t-shirt fabric, other knits or pieces of wool, bamboo or polyester batting.
Lots of Cats is a happy quilt to share with a fellow cat lover—that is if you can bear to part with it! From a quilting point of view, it is a stash buster of note. With up to 50 cats on this pattern it makes a pretty cuddle on your bed or couch to snuggle into. The pattern is available here:
Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time
Quilting and patchwork is not a hobby, it’s a way of life. To some of us, all aspects of quilting and patchwork doesn’t come easily. Over the last ten years, I have learnt many lessons and used many tools and gadgets. On this web site, I want to share the patterns, rulers and templates that have made my life a little easier.