We made strippy snowball blocks (an idea taken from Styart Hillard's recent book '100 scrap quilts'). Strips are joined together and then cut into a 10.5" square. Corners are added using a stitch and flip technique, and that's all there is to it!
This table had blue strips, and we're aiming for something like the 'Blue Peter hanging from the notice board.
This group also had blue strips, and worked very hard.
This is the pink table. You can see that the corners were alternately bright pink and white, forming a pinwheel where the blocks meet. Stuart had sashed his blocks, but I liked the pinwheels to stand alone.
Last table had red, grey and black. This colour combination is great for an older child.
At the same time, there was a table top sale. Lots of bargains to be had here!
The raffle was pin striped fabric and pins! Great fun!
Here are the evenings results. I reckon sixteen blocks are enough for a Linus quilt, and this group are only two short! The black and white pinwheels will really add pizzazz!
The pink group managed enough blocks for a quilt. Looking good!
The two blue groups made enough blocks for one and a half quilts. There were plenty of strips left over, so we'll finish both soon.
Show and tell started with my rainbow quilt. This is another good use of scraps.
Another one of my Linus quilts, this time using small scraps!
This is a Mile A Minute quilt with added hearts. I think the hearts add a whimsical touch.
Here are some of the quilts made at the recent Pat Archibald workshop. Don't they look fabulous!
And here is another quilt made at Textend's Pat Archibald workshop. What beautiful colours!
Paula has been using the Accuquilt cutter to make some cute Linus quilts. Here are lions.
Here are cars, big and small.
And here are giraffes with other animals. These will certainly be appreciated by their future owners.
Chris had also been making Linus quilts. Sorry this is a bit fuzzy.
This one is Chris's too, made from leftovers from a quilt she made for her grandson. Such a clever arrangement of different elements which all work so well together!
I would like to say a big thank you to all those who helped made the evening such a success. I hope everyone enjoyed the evening, and look forward to putting the blocks together!