This quilt came together with blocks Sandie made while she was helping me test out my improv strip piecing workshop.
I’m always a fan of Sandie’s color ways, and the fabrics she picked from her stash were perfect. We’re kindred spirits when it comes to purging, so I was only too happy to accept her starts on her last round of clear outs. I only had to add a few blocks to finished it up.
The Navy Essex and the Kaffe print really pop the rest of the colors. ‘Cue It Up offers another example of how the layout of the blocks can change the quilt’s design.
I was saving this apple print for some grocery bags, but they were perfect for the back.
A grid of straight line quilting as well as a simple binding finished it off.
I think it turned out to be a very sweet baby quilt. I’ll be teaching this technique at Quilting Mayhem Saturday January 19th if you’re thinking of learning a new skill for the new year.
It’s been a good holiday and I’ve added a few Saturday Open Studios to the schedule. We’ll be making simple zip pouches, grocery bags, invisible zipper pillows or working on individual projects.
In honor of Valentine’s Day I’ve switched up some classes. I’ll be offering two classes that make heart shaped blocks, if that’s not your cuppa tea we’ll also be exploring other geometric block shapes.
Crushed It | Improv Crazy Piecing (photo above) and Quilting with Color Value Workshop (photo below) will be the studio’s January workshops. We’ll cover zippers with some cute Zip Pouches and practice some new skills in Free Motion Quilting, each have one space left.
February’s studio workshops are Splintered Hearts and Quilt Binding.
I’m looking forward to the new year, and as always hope to make it to this space a bit more. I’ve got more finished quilts to show once I get some better light here in Seattle to photograph them. I’m still dwelling on what I might do as my little resolution.
Happy Merry Peeps.