London MQG Workshop with Lucie Summers

I travelled to beautiful Suffolk on Sunday for a workshop with Lucie Summers, who kindly hosted a screenprinting workshop for the London Modern Quilt Guild. I have admired Lucie’s work for a long time now, and own a little bit of the Avenue print which I have hoarded since 2008!  The weather was terrible (driving rain), so I did have a what-have-I-got-myself-into moment on the 80-mile journey but was immediately made welcome by Lucie and the other MQG members.

Lucie screenprints her fabric in her studio, which is a beautiful light-filled space.

The stunning improv quilt (and Summersville yardage!)

Isn’t it deliciously colourful?

Lucie ran through how to make the screens – a much simpler process than I had expected! She then demonstrated how to make one, before we all got stuck in.

Guild members busy making their screenprinted quilt labels.

Screenprinting patterns.

We took over most of the available floor and table space! After lunch and some more screenprinting, we looked at the award-winning ‘Portholes’ quilt made by Lucie and her mother.

The free machine quilting is stunning.

Lucie’s portholes technique, with her screenprinted fabrics.

This wall in the studio is packed with colourful inspiring pieces.

We had a wonderful day and learned so much!

A wander in Wonderland

I LOVE Wonderland by Momo. I was totally obsessed with it last year, but decided to wait, and by the time I remembered it again it was sold out everywhere. I got one on Ebay, and have managed to win another one. Postage is crazy from America though, but no one here has them anyway.

The colours are pure yumminess. I have already cut it up and made four log cabin blocks so far. I keep worrying that I’ll run out, but I’m hoping to get 10-12 blocks in total. And then will add some more using the next jelly roll when I get it.