Last Saturday I followed the ocean breeze to Woollongong for a workshop teaching my Ric Rac Razzamatazz quilt to the Illawarra Quilters.
The venue was the Figgy Bowlo. Isn't that a fun name! It's the Bowling Club in Figtree which quite sensibly explains the name. We had a beautiful sun filled room and lots of space for everyone to spread out and work in.
Some of the ladies were shy about photos so I'll concentrate more on showing their colourful work rather than their smiles ( these ladies made me laugh all day with their happy ways) and and busy bee ( they really got down to work!) photos.
Lots of cutting resulting in a rainbow of loveliness..
Matching ricrac colours is a big part of the fun.
Wonderful play with patterns and colour.
These look good enough to eat!!
especially with this gourmet ric rac.
I love how dynamic these fabric combinations are.
and how wonderfully the red ricrac pop with these blocks!
We had a sassy super star in the class. Her name was Julie Juu and she rode in on a yellow scooter
This wonderful fabric belongs to Roslyn. Her daughter brought it back from South Africa as a gift for her mum.
It has so many fun and quirky details.
You can't help but smile at it.
I love that Roslyn wasn't nervous about cutting into it. She grabbed her scissors and went for it.
A little while later a quilt plan started to emerge. Stay tuned for more photos as this fun quilt evolves.
A big hearty thank you Illawarra Quilters!! You ladies are the best!! I loved every moment of our fun and colourful day together.
A few behind the scenes photos now..
In preparation for the class I pulled out my ricrac which somehow has turned into a tangled nest. It's funny how that happens...
I sorted through the colourful strands and looking around for something to wind them onto I thought of my vintage playing cards. I've got zillions of these cards so I could easily spare a few. I'm happy to say my trims are now organised and nestled neatly in a tin.
I also couldn't resist playing with some of the shapes I cut out..
and soon turned them into a flower.
I'm not the only one making flowers out of different things...
I was out walking one morning and at the bottom of my garden I came across this pretty leaf flower. I looked around and there was not a soul in sight. Try as I might there's no other way to explain it other than fairies. What a lovely garden gift.
Wishing you all a magical week.