Monday, 23 October 2017

Pickled Fish with Chris Jurd at Symposium

On the fourth day of Symposium I attend a foundation paper piecing class with Chris Jurd.  The aim was to make one block from her gorgeous Pickled Fish quilt.

Chris Jurd's Pickled Fish quilt

The borders and binding were interesting too

I've done foundation paper piecing before, but Chris had a slightly different method.  Fortunately she was fine with us using which ever method worked for us.

I made the pickles OK, but had trouble attaching the scallops at the edges - see below.  I sewed my scallops on, but I knew they weren't centred properly, so I've just unpicked them this afternoon and will try again in the comfort of my own home.

my block - before I unpicked the scallops and tried again

Here's all of the class blocks together on the whiteboard:

I do want to make this quilt, and have some beautiful fabrics set aside for it, so I will persevere and sort out my issues with sewing curves.

If you'd like to buy the pattern you can get it from Chris Jurd's Etsy shop here.

And finally, here's Chris's Road Trip quilt in the Tutors Exhibition.  It was very original, and clever too.  I loved the strong black lines, but also the colour and patterns in the other fabrics Chris used.


Kunzfrau said...

Toll finde ich den Pickled Fish quilt!

Gruß Marion

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Thank you for sharing the FMQ photos. I recently did a little on a small hanging and looked at these photos very closely. I am feeling less fearful of it! Jen's pieces are so unique and how lucky to get to see her and hear about her techniques. Love the pickled blocks...curves are always a challenge...behave better than others. Enjoy your blog very much, btw.

Sewing Up A Storm said...

That is a stunning design.

cityquilter grace said...

love love love your pickle blocks!

Karyn said...

The pickled fish look great. So colourful. Great fabric choices.