Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Week of Different Pursuits

Last weekend I attended two wonderful days at a workshop by Marg Sampson George. The first photo shows Bev, in the centre, who arranged the workshop and on the left of her, Linda who was our hostess.
 
 
 
Here is Marg showing us one of her quilts and talking about colour combinations.
 
 
This next one was one of the quilt patterns we could make. I don't normally do 'bright' but this one like her others contained so many varied pieces of fabric and just to see what was included was wonderful.

 
This is Marg's centre to the Jane Pizar quilt, the one I am attempting to make. The whole reason that there has not been anything happening with my blog or in fact any of my other sewing pieces.

 
 
It has taken the whole week but here is my first circle with the pattern for the centre and the next ring.
 
 
 
and sitting on one of the background fabrics. A better photo with the flash off. ?
 
 
I did manage a couple of baskets before the workshop.


 
and just to show you what I meant by the fabric Marg uses in her quilts here is a photo of part of her English Basket Quilt.
 
 
 
Absolutely amazing. I kept going back to look at it and every time  my eye was  caught by another wonderful piece of fabric. Thank you to my friends for the wonderful weekend and all their hard work involved in bringing it about.





12 comments:

Lida said...

Hallo Dorothy, what a wonderful quilts are you showing, but the colors you use are more to my taste! Happy stitching!
Lida

Kathie said...

OMG I love your Jane Pizar center....wow great fabric choices, this quilt is amazing...can't wait to see more. Marg's quilts are just fun I would love to make a few of hers as well, someday!
Kathie

Susan said...

It does look like a good weekend.....very inspiring. Love the centerpiece of your new project.

Karen said...

This is going to be spectacular !!!

Sue said...

Lovely Dorothy,
You will have to come to Cheltenham one day and see the real Jane Pizar.

WoolenSails said...

Those are gorgeous quilts and beautiful work on them.
Your quilt is going to be wonderful, really nice start.

Debbie

Heather said...

Looks like such fun. Your quilt is going to be spectacular - like always!

Linda said...

Dorothy, looks like a wonderful time. I always love the detail and scrappiness of your projects. So much to see. A veritable feast for the eyes.

Nancy in MT said...

Stunning quilts, amazing! Your progress looks wonderful.

Janet said...

Oh lucky you, it must have been great. I love your projects, the compass looks wonderful. The baskets have fabulous colours, you have a real talent there.

Miriam said...

Wasn't it a great weekend!!! Best I've had in ages!!
I love your first round!

Lou - Max and Louise Pattern Co said...

I had a wonderful day on Sunday too. Your ring and your baskets look wonderful Love your fabrics so far....