Hi lovely makers!
This year I will be sharing a weekly summary of my week as a pattern desinger, quilting and sewing teacher, maker and well, as a fellow human being on social media and on the blog as well. It will be a chance for me to show you some behind the scenes, to share more about my job and CocoWawa and giving you a glimpse into some of my other hobbies and what other crafty projects I am working now in my spare time. Shall we start? :)
This week I have been already working on the development of my next quilt pattern wich will be the #cwbrokencirclesquilt (out in Spring!).
I have been testing a couple of blocks to see how they look together and using some scraps I had around. I wanted to also see if I wanted to use the most common 1/4'' seam allowance or try a scant 1/4''. In the end I decided to go for the usual allowance as I thought it would be hard to ask the people who might get my pattern to achieve a scant accurately.
Apart from this, I am also doing a lot of quilting studying reading books, watching tutorials, discovering the webinars at The Modern Quilt Guild and surfing trough the amazing projects at Make Moder magazine. I also want to try new tools and materials for my personal quilts, to try different techniques and learn more, so that's why I got this spray for basting. I usually always hand baste or use safety pins, but I wanted to give this a go. I also bought a while ago fusible batting which is waiting for a free motion quilting / walking foot quilting sampler I hope to start soon.
Here you can also see some practice work I did this week using different stitches on my Pffaf Quilt Ambition 630 and my walking foot (which it is actually integrated and called IDT). I was also inspired by some designs from Irene from Sugaridoo and I want to start soon the two books I got from Jacquie Gering.
A highlight of my week has been visiting the lovely workshop space own by Marga and Olivia in Madrid and called Daisy 0 Patch. They are also starting a new venture offering patchwork kits and classes. I will be collaborating with them on my upcoming quilt with some fabric kits. I can't wait to use some of their beautiful solids to make one of the versions of Broken Circles.
Here you can take a look at their colourful and creative space.
Last, this week I have been teaching quite a few of my virtual classes (you can join here and get more information). They have been all about patchwork and quilting projects which has made me very happy :) One of the students for example is making a rainbow quilt and the other one, one of the patterns from Suzy Quilts.