Saturday, June 1, 2019

Building Villages

I got to enjoy a 'mental health' day playing with several quild members in building villages.  We had a much enjoyed class on the technique' and book by Karen Eckmeir.  We had several members cancel out due to illness - we seem to have a huge outbreak of pnuemonia in our county. 

Robbie Sutton (in black shirt) was our instructor; a member of our 'sister' guild on the other side of the creek.  She was quite helpful and a lot of fun.

Yup, one of our 'roosters' was at the class.  Lots of color play at this table.

These gals had a lot of fabric that I would have loved to have just scooped up and taken home.  They were both into making seaside scenes.

A bit of Italy was going on at this table.  They were a little slow to start, but once it clicked they were a house on fire.

Ginny has been very interested in the culture, architecture, and history of Turkey of late.  She chose a great inspirational photo from a travel brouchure to be creative with.

And this is mine.  I had a photo of the village of Saithes, England.  If I hadn't been such a class 'rover' and chatter monkey, I might have gotten more done - well, more was done after I went around to do photos.

You free hand or ruler/rotery cut your fabrics and glue them in place on a piece of batting.  Then a tulle is placed over the whole piece and  you quilt the pat-tute out of it.  I plan on getting this done to show at our next Guild meeting.

Have you tryed something new or stretched out of your zone?
Sewingly Yours,


sewyouquilt2 said...

Very interesting technique. Hmmmm

Julierose said...

Lovely works in progress; great possibilities with this method. I like your layout...hugs, Julierose

Barbara said...

That is such a fun technique. I’ve done two of those using her book.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What a fun project, a whole village! I hope your quilting friends are all better soon.

Calicojoan said...

Ohhhh... Happy Villages looks cool. Too bad about so many being sick. It's finally spring time and everyone should be well to enjoy it.

kiwikid said...

Looks like a fun project.

Tammy said...

I can't believe this book/technique is "coming around again." I may need to get mine out and make one! Thanks for sharing.

KatieQ said...

The villages look wonderful. That technique would be a real stretch for me. I like that your village is on the water.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You are supposed to chat at things like this. You got a lot done anyways.