Over the weekend I was thrilled to welcome Di Ford Hall back to Elm Grove Patchwork. Di's talents are just amazing, and her teaching style is so relaxing and informative. I am sure you never look at fabric in the same way after working with Di.
Di generously taught one of her newest works, Pendle Hill. While the completed pattern will not be available till Di's new book is released in 2017, she did give us the instructions to get started on the centre block and first border which features pentagons.
Di also brought along a quilt that she has just completed from her new fabric range 'Cloverdale House'. This quilt has now been sent off to Houston for display on Andover's stall at upcoming Quilt Market.
It has been superbly machine quilted by Helen Hayes and was delightful to see in the flesh.
Di also shared with us another new quilt in the making,
A project she is designing from Mary Koval's Palampore panel and will be teaching in America later this year.
As I mentioned earlier, Di has a way of teaching you to see fabric in a whole new light. My dear friend Jodie was greatly inspired with Broderie Perse and Mary Koval's Tree of Life fabric. By Sunday afternoon she had a beautiful version of Pendle Hill well underway, using colouring with Prismacolour pencils.
And once again I was reacquainted with two of my all time favourite quilts, The Morrell Quilt and Antique Wedding Sampler. It certainly was a wonderful weekend, and I am delighted that Di has promised to return again.