Sunday, February 15, 2015

a block-of-the-month and some foundation piecing

Greetings... I was off work on Friday from my real job and was able to do a little sewing. Up first is my BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop. I guess they are calling it a quilt-along. They are doing this to raise funds for St. Jude's Hospital. I am completing my quilt using my collection of Fig Tree fabrics. I am excited about how it turned out and am anxious to get started on the next block which should be ready any time now.

Next up is a little foundation pieced zip-bag. I haven't done any foundation piecing in a long time and really enjoyed working on this. It went together easily. It was a great way to use up all of the little fabric scraps from a quilt I made earlier. The black batik is like a magnet to every piece of cat hair in the house though. My next bag will be done in different fabrics.

 For now we are gearing up for a little snow. We haven't had much of the white stuff this winter in northeast Kansas. 


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Upcoming Classes

 I have two classes coming up at the Overbrook Quilt Connection
First up is the Basix Ruler Class on February 28th. Learn to use this fun ruler to make a baby-sized quilt or wall-hanging. This quilt is much simpler than it looks as the blocks are all strip pieced and then re-cut using the Basix Ruler.

Next up is Bending the Line on March 7th. Use the Squedge ruler and the Bending the Line book to make this quilt. I can see so many fun color possibilities and there are many choices for setting your blocks for different finished looks. This quilt is all pieced and goes together so easy!

This quilt reminds me of beach balls!

If you are interested in either class please call the shop (785-665-7841).

I am working on a few other projects including a foundation pieced bag, a table runner using the above pattern (picture flowers on a caramel-colored background), and some beginning quilt class curriculum with a variety of projects. Looking forward to some quiet quilting time this weekend. What are you working on?