Monday, June 24, 2019

Quilt Canada Class with Tamara Kate

Tamara Kate with the sample quilt

One more Quilt Canada post....
I have made a few quilts with improv letters, and one with pieced letters, so I was intrigued to take a class about paper piecing the modern alphabet. This class was taught by Canadian designer Tamara Kate and this is a photo of her holding the sample quilt. Isn't it fun how the word "HI" stands out with the red letters? 

Here is a photo of Kate teaching some of the students. I think one of the hardest parts of paper piecing is dealing with the unusual angles and making sure that you have a big enough piece of fabric to cover the next section. She had some great tips for that.

This is how my work station was looking. 











You can see the Janome sewing machine M100 QDC that the students were using in this class. It was a machine that was easy to learn and enjoyable to sew on. I was able to sew about half of the letters in the class, so I had a lot of work to do when I got home.

Here are the blocks on the design wall. I couldn't decide what colours to make the letters H and I, as I  wanted it to be a gender neutral baby quilt and it's hard for me to stay away from the pink/coral to go with grey.
There is still lots of sewing to do to finish all the letters, so I have lots of time to figure out H and I!
Hop over to Small Quilts for the Monday Design Wall link up.

10 comments:

  1. Make the H & I in aqua, that will work for both genders. Can't wait to see the quilt.

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  2. love the eyeballs in your F :-). I would have LOVED to take a class with Tamara Kate...met her at the Quilt Canada years that were held in Toronto and love her fabric too. Maybe someday she'll come closer :-).

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  3. Yellow would look pretty with grey and be good for either gender. It is going to be a charmer for sure!

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  4. How about orange for the Hi

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  5. I love the shape of the letters! I agree with Gretchen, aqua would be a great colour to use.

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  6. Cute Letters. Good idea for a baby Quilt.
    I'll pass on them since they're paper-pieced.

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  7. Very cute project! Orange, aqua and purple are my go-to gender neutral colors :)

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  8. Very cute project, how the Hi stands out is so cute!

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  9. Yes, use Aqua for those letters. Nice job.

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  10. I was at Quilt Canada too and had a lovely time. I didn't take any classes but I did buy some of Tamara's fabric.

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