In my last post, I wrote about our introduction to the exciting art of Orinuno Quilting from Lisbet Borggren. Here we all are, very much engrossed in Lisbet's instructions on how to construct our cardboard templates with a compass!
Tying our gathered fabric circles around the templates. The more fingers here, the better!!
In the middle of the circles, you place your piece of batting and fabric, cut from a square template, and fold\iron the curved edges over. If you've done it right, all the corners should be nice and even!! Then, you quilt around the edges.
Here's the back side of some of our first blocks!
And the front sides, too!! So interesting how they can be so different!
And here's Lisbet's own sample of a table-cloth she constructed using circle templates combined with triangles instead of the squares we used. Lots of different variations on this technique! Feel free to check out my Picasa album for more pics from Lisbet's course.
If you're interested in trying this form of quilting, these two books by Sachiyo Muraki are really great. They're written in Japanese, but the pictures and measurements are quite clear!
Enjoy your Saturday evening!!
All the best!