Wednesday, September 29 from 10:00 until 4:00 at Sew Original
I’m going to teach this class to The Quilters by the Sea Quilt Guild in Wilmington in November and I need some practice! 🙂 Come join me! This is a beginner HAND applique class limited to just two people. Using Denyse Schmidt’s pattern, you will learn how to prep your background, make bias stem and turn leaf points. I will also show you how to make PERFECT circles and I’ll give you some suggestions on how to quilt it. It’s six hours of very fun applique techniques with a little break for lunch! Limit 2
We had a cow class reunion last weekend at Sew Original. So much fun!! Some of the quilts are finished. Some of the cows are floating…looking for just the right background. The pattern is Abilene from Laura Heine. Sew Original has the patterns, supplies, etc. I’m teaching it again on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:00 – 8:00.
Looking for a background…
and it will probably be this red Moda grunge.
Serenity cow 🙂 hanging out on his background.
Babe the Blue Ox…
1/4″ strips from a jelly roll
Deciding on a background of pearls
Ready for the quilter.
Almost finished! Working on that barn and fence.
Aren’t these amazing?? We have had such a good time!! Check back for additions!! Cows to come!!
We had our monthly Open Sew last week at Sew Original. Katie finished this unicorn pillow from Elizabeth Hartman Designs. It’s a birthday gift for her daughter. She used my favorite fabric 🙂
Here’s Lindsay’s fishy quilt for her new nephew! Lindsay is the mom of three little girls so she was power sewing last Thursday night! Great binding!
Hand quilted! She used the printed spirals on the background fabric as her guide.
Here’s Jennifer’s improv quilt. She took an improvisational piecing class from Denyse Schmidt at QuiltCon. Such a great message from the mom of two little girls.
Liz plans to gift these tea towels to her mother-in-law. I understand they are big UVA fans.
Love the hand embroidered hearts! I know they will be appreciated!
I’m working on Sarah Fielke’s 2019 Block of the Month. It’s intense and I’m really enjoying it. I’ve been piecing for a LONG time but I’m always amazed by how much fabric a 1/4″ seam allowance really takes! This is a 4″ finished block.
Our Monday morning Bride and Bloom class met last week at Sew Original. Outstanding work. Everybody has figured out there’s no turning back now!! Keep moving forward!!This bride belongs to Chris. Green pantaloons!
Kelly’s first block. Vase is A+. 🙂 Lots of beautiful color combinations in this block.Micol’s blocks with her hexie sashes. Micol is sewing the hexies and posts into rows and then attaching them to the blocks. It’s a great idea. Here’s her third block. Those white daisies…Jane’s first three blocks and her hexie sashes. She’s saving the hexie stitching while she watches UNC’s basketball games. 🙂Her third block. Soft beautiful colors.
Conni’s progress!Conni’s third block. Great mix of solids, batiks, prints. I love it!Her bride. It’s one of my favorites. I love her gray hair.Jennifer’s third block. I can look at this block and tell she is enjoying it!Sandi’s blocks. Great fabric choices!! Of course I forgot to take a picture of just her third block.And last but certainly not least….Dot’s blocks! Insane progress. She is an inspiration!!
Our Wednesday morning Bride and Bloom class met last week at Sew Original. Here are their beautiful blocks; this is quite the SHOW!These belong to Sandra. She has finished all her blocks and prepped her corner posts.Her 4th block.Another close-up. 🙂 We all have quilt envy.Joyce’s Christmas Bride and Bloom. She’s auditioning her hexie sashes.Her 4th block. Queen of fussy cutting.Her beautiful angel face, halo and outlined wings. Jane’s four blocks. She is also auditioning her hexie sashes. I love the consistency of her leaves and the intensity of her color choices!Her 4th block. We loved it!Kay’s four big blocks and some of her hexie sashes. Show and tell is so inspiring!LOVE this block.
Cydney couldn’t be with us again because the weather wasn’t cooperating so she sent us this beautiful picture.
I’m so proud of all of these women and their five totally different quilts. They have spent countless hours picking fabrics, prepping pieces and stitching their work. It shows! My next class meets tomorrow…I’ll be posting those pictures next week!
Oh my. Here are the most recent blocks from my Bride and Bloom block of the month applique class. This group meets on Saturday morning. The pattern is Bride and Bloom by Sue Cody, available at Material Obsession. Need a little inspiration to keep moving forward on yours?
Sheila’s third block. She is using traditional fabrics and we loved her look. She’s using a collection and dipping into her stash.
All three blocks. She is going to make one hexie sash to see if she likes the look. 🙂 Love, love, love her bride.
Ginny’s third block. A huge splash of color!! The shelf is genius. She’s using a light background with a pink polka dot.
Here’s the progress report on her quilt top. Fabulous. You inspire us Ginny!!Beverly’s third block. ..surrounded by many hexies. So much thought went into her fabric selections. We loved her shelf too!Unleash the hexies!! It’s beautiful Bev! Light background with a gray dot.Here’s Linda’s third block. Check out the ladybug fussy cuts. Did I mention I taught her how to applique?? 🙂 Light gray print background. Such clear colors.She has prepped all her hexies. She needs to assemble the rows. The hexies are perfect.She has finished her three blocks and all the posts! On to the hexies!!Cydney planned on being there but had a change in plans. She sent me pictures; thanks Cydney! Her bride block.
Block #3.Block #1.Block #4. That vase fabric…
One more picture! Jane sent this photo over the holiday. She’s well on her way and we will see her blocks in the 4th Wednesday class in a couple of weeks. Yay Jane!
So…keep moving forward my dear peeps! You can do it!