First task was to choose fabrics and as you may guess mine had to have some pink. Then came the cutting out. This was to be a hand piecing project and all the pieces were speedily cut out using a rotary cutter and the specialist plastic templates that were non slip. They were easy to see through too for fussy cutting. The templates had little holes for marking the seam lines and matching up points crucial to making a piece of patchwork that would lie flat. Petra did say that it could be machine pieced too but not for us this weekend. ( Guess who got to sit at the pink cutting board?).
Stitching all the components wasn't difficult so long as you got things in the right order. We were all eager to see how it was going to look and every single one looked great. You can see more on Petra's blog.
This is Petra signing her new book. It is a must have book called Promenade dans un jardin Hollandais, co written with An Moonen. It is a Quiltmania book with text and instructions in French and English.
Hanging up in the workshop were some of the quilts from the new book and I can tell you they are even better up close and personal. I just love the centre of this quilt and it has now gone onto the list of quilts to make.
No blog post of mine would ever be complete without a hexagon sneaking in and I would happily have taken this one home. It is beautiful and with some surprising fussy cutting of fabrics that you would not expect.
This was a little quilt but exquisite and I think we all adored this one.
In the shop there are quilts everywhere and this one high up in the rafters looked pretty good.
I wish I took better photographs as these two quilts were very pretty.
All too soon the day came to an end and time to go home. I had the most wonderful two days, good food, great company and I hope I can repeat it again and soon. Looking forward to Petra coming back again.