Former Fairholme Quilter, Patrice Bullen who now lives several hours to our north, was a welcome visitor to a recent Tuesday evening. She brought her grandson's Aliens quilt to stitch while we caught up.
And some weeks ago Robyn T demonstrated how to make this "controlled scrappy" pineapple block - Robyn's top is constructed from four 17 inch blocks and five borders.
Ten of us had fun and learned a lot about colour with Reece Scannell a couple of Saturdays ago. We played with boxes and boxes of his luminous shot cotton fabrics, colour samples, and even fruit and vegetables while we examined our responses to colours and colour combinations.
We were able to handle, look closely at and discuss fifteen quilts made to his design with his fabrics, and to analyse what we liked (or not), and how we felt about them.
Reece challenged us to look beyond our usual choices, and encouraged us not to just buy "more of the same", but to look for the colours lacking in our stashes to give life to our quilts.
These are just a few of the exercises - other participants photos will be completely different.
If you get the opportunity to attend one of Reeces' presentations, take it and your thinking about colour will expand!