I still quilt, I swear.
The New Year brings out the clean, organize and purge in me. So on the 1st I jumped into The January Cure, a scheduled out month of house chores. Even with a few missed days to teach in Jackson Hole, the momentum to finish is still present.
I’ve also made my yearly mental checklist of unfinished tops or other projects that could use some quilting.
Maybe some of you are making these lists, and organizing for the year as well. I thought you might even welcome the opportunity to refine your straight line quilting skills in a workshop before you tackle all those unfinished quilt tops on your own home machine.
I’d certainly like to share all the know-how of straight line quilting I’ve accumulated and I happen to have a closet, a very clean closet 😉 full of quilts to show you as examples. Each of them have their own straight line quilting story.
To practice these geometric, curvy and geometric designs I thought we’d go with the New Year’s theme of ‘organize’. Nesting buckets seemed appropriate, made with either whole cloth (we won’t count that as a new project;) or orphaned blocks (you can see that look here).
We’ll learn the tips and tricks of using a walking foot, marking, turning and burying knots as you master modern straight line quilting designs on the studio’s Bernina machines. The bucket’s panels make perfect practice palettes and you can pull from your stash to make them happen.
Take a closer look at my finished quilts and smaller projects with straight line quilting, or SIGN-UP to develop this skill for yourself.
Hope the New Year has been rich in craftiness Peeps.
I’ll be showing my quilts and speaking at the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild’s Wednesday, February 8th meeting from 7pm-9pm. You don’t have to be a member to attend, so this is a great opportunity to check out what they have planned for lectures and workshops this year. I promise to entertain;)
Look at you, getting all neat and organized for the year ahead!? I’m thinking I should make some fabric buckets from my fmq practice pieces.
Totally! That’s where the idea started;)
Jodie Richeal says
I love your perfect stitching with that orange thread – those are adorable!
Thanks Jodie, they came out great!
Jean Krause says
Hi Katie. I didn’t sign up until recently, but just printed the January Cure list. I will work on it during February, and if you have another list, will try to keep up with both. By the end of February, I should have a very clean home and a list of redecorating projects for the nicer weather. Thanks for the incentive.
Hi Jean, I’m hoping to make my basement February’s project. It needed it’s own month;)