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Bride and Bloom Saturday morning

What a morning at Sew Original!! My Saturday class is small but SO productive. Their work is beautiful and I know you will be inspired.

Sheila finished the prep for her fourth block.

Here are her four blocks. Beautiful!

Here’s Beverly’s finished center. Four big blocks. Nine posts. Twelve hexie sashes. Four corner posts. It is beautiful.

Her fourth block.

Those 3/8″ hexie baskets. Crazy good.

Well done Beverly!

Linda’s four blocks. Yay!

We loved her fourth block.

She has been busy with her hexies and her posts!

She also finished her four corner blocks! Yay Linda!

Finally…Ginny! We love your blocks and your hexies and your posts…

Fourth block. I love those pears!

Two of her corner posts.

The final two posts. Check out that rolled stem!

I’m so proud of all of them. I sent them home with top and bottom borders and we will see them in a month!

Bride and Bloom Monday morning

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!!

Bride and Bloom: Wednesday morning

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!

Bride and Bloom: Second Saturday morning

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!

December Open Sew

Here are some pictures from my latest Open Sew at Village Fabric Shop.  Very talented group of women.

Emily finished her embroidery piece.  She’s taking it to be framed.  Excellent workmanship!

She also brought a very interesting map overlay from Haptic Lab.  I am intrigued.

Nothing beats a blue ribbon!  Liz won hers at the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Show last month.

Small bed quilt.  Big stitch hand quilted.  EPP blocks are hand appliqued.  That binding!

Marty finished her beginner quilt.  I’m extremely proud of her.

She has a passion for applique and hand quilting.  A Sunbonnet Sue baby quilt for a lucky little girl!

Katie is smocking sleeves for her daughter’s Christmas dress.

She also finished her embroidery quilt for her new daughter.  Gina Allen quilted it for her.

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Jennifer has hand embroidered some tea towels.  The hexies are improv pieced and machine appliqued.

She also finished this fabulous Elizabeth Hartman unicorn pillow for Christmas.

Here’s the pillow back.  She used V and Company’s Confetti Metallic Ombre.  We are a tad obsessed with it…

And yes, we did get a lot of snow this weekend.  Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!

Bride and Bloom

I’m back!  I’ve been busy with my Bride and Bloom workshops at Village Fabric Shop.  I haven’t been posting regularly but I’m changing all that!  The pattern is designed by Sue Cody and sold by Material Obsessions.

I have an amazingly talented group of women working on this quilt.  Here are a few photographs from some of the classes.   I don’t have a photograph of everybody but I’ll change that after the first of the year!  Thanks for your support ladies!!

Linda F’s three blocks.
Joyce M’s block.  Christmas fabrics.  Glorious fussy cutting.Sandra G’s block.  Did I mention I taught her how to applique?  hahaha

Debbie G’s bride.  Awesome leggings.  A+ background choice.

Paula L’s.  Same leaf fabric throughout the quilt.  Excellent!Kay S’s block.  So much right about this block!Jane F’s block.  It glows!

From another workshop:  Micol P.  Fabulous.

Jennifer H.  Background is muslin.  Perfect. Dot.  LOVE LOVE LOVE

Conni drives from Boone to see me.  She also makes great color choices.

Sandi’s work in progress.  Fabulous colors.

Jane P’s.  Love the ribbon in the hair!!

Sue J.  Kaffe.  Perfect.
Chris.  Love her yellow background!

 

More to come in January!!

 

The Joy of Less

We had a great show!!  Here’s what’s left; let me know if you are interested!!

I have A LOT of quilts.  Most of them are samples from the classes I have taught over the years.  I have been asked to sell some of them at a local art gallery here in Winston-Salem so  I’ll be joining my good buddies, Steph Skardal and Carole Dunn, on Saturday, July 21 at Blissful Studio and Gallery on 4th Street in Winston-Salem.  We are all pretty excited!

Here’s a little preview of several of the quilts.  All of these are in excellent condition.  If you are interested in one of them, or have questions, just let me know!  I hope they bring back happy memories for you!

African log Cabin 84″ x 95″  African fabrics.  $450

The Vera Wedding Quilt.  50″ x 59″  Button embellishment  $300

 

Hip to be Mod Baby Quilt.  45″ x 45″  $100

Baby Churn Dash 40″ x 40″  $150