Since the beginning of the year I’ve folded, packed, unpacked, shared and refolded quilts a million times and I wanna extend a big heartfelt thanks to all those involved in my workshops and lectures this season. Please know that everything from holding up my quilts, taking a class, teaching me things you know, giving me a hug, to feeding me is all appreciated!
Quilters pretty much rule.
Now I’m looking forward to wrapping up the season by sticking closer to home with the Bainbridge and Tacoma MQGs, and the Stray-Threads Guild in Woodinville this coming month. If you’re around one of these guilds please come visit me;)
Then I’m going on retreat to sew what ever I want!
We’ve been busy in the studio constructing sets of nesting buckets with our practice pieces in the Straight-Line Quilting Workshop. This workshop has really been fun, from spilling all the information in my head out, to seeing everyone’s amazing straight line designs and hearing what they’re going to use their buckets for.
I had to developed myself a little system to keep class samples in check as I unpack and I’m slowly working up to full occupation of the linen closet;)
On the list for the afternoon is categorizing my sample pile for this week’s and April’s Creative Inspiration for Quilt Backs workshop. I’ll be sharing the strategies I use in constructing my own quilt backs and guiding you through making some beautiful backs of your own on the studio’s design walls.
Seattle had like 3 days of sunshine in February and March’s outcome is yet to be determined, but let’s say it’s kind of seems like a tie. So lucky to have a space dedicated solely to my indoor hobby when we’re living in the rainy months.
I’ve already took a walk, so now I’m hoping to make it out to the studio so I can get to the quilting on my Value Hearts Quilt.
It’s all basted up, TWICE.
Though I’ve cut it extremely close with batting more than a few times this seemed a little ridiculous. So after putting 50 or more pins I recut some batting, rebasted and I’m ready to roll.
The first lines were lain yesterday and now I’m itching to get back to it. I’ll be adding this to the concept classes closer to summer.
Happy Week Peeps!
FYI, aren’t these amazing inspiration? @lysaflower Psychedelic Baby block quilt top from Frasier Valley MQG workshop and @carrie_ellens pillow creation from my improv log cabin workshop.
Now doesn’t that just make you want to run with scissors and take a workshop?