The La Passacaglia Open House

We had a La Pass Open House in late February at Village Fabric Shop.  The tables were literally full of beautiful rosettes!  Countless hours of fabulous work.  Thank you for coming!!!

Machine appliqued…
And finally, here’s a great example of what we go through.  These pictures belong to Peggy.

I like the center.  So let’s try this combo.That’s pretty wonderful but what if I do this??Or maybe this??Or this combination?  I can see all of you nodding “oh yeah, I’ve done that…”Finally, I think this will work!  Thanks for sharing your WIP pictures Peggy!

Thanks again to all of you for coming.  So inspiring!!  Keep me posted with your pictures.

La Passacaglia pictures

This workshop has been so much fun.  This little rosette center belongs to Conni.  We like to play around with centers.img_9943


or #2??img_9945Amy Butler fabric


#2 won.  hahaimg_0011Sue’s beautiful first rosette.  The stripes in the second round…img_0008#1?img_0009#2img_0012#1 this time.  Chris used a black for her second round.  Perfect frame.

img_9564Here’s a progress picture of mine.img_9759Fowler’s… so pretty.  Fowler is going to use this as the center of a round robin quilt.  She said she learned the technique and she’s going to move on!  Love the idea Fowler!

img_0045MC.  #1?img_0044#2.  See how much fun this is??  You can’t even get past the center of the first rosette without pondering.img_0047Peggy’s.  Oh my.

img_8422Second round.  Perfect.

img_0067One of my last rosettes.img_0068I went with #2 and colored the outside edge with a pigma pen.  🙂img_0069Auditioning.img_0074There it is.img_0073On the design wall.img_0092Filling in the blanks.

I have fabulous pictures from the Open House.  I will share those next week!

Serendipity Sampler

We had our Serendipity Sampler block of the month class this week at Village Fabric Shop.  Lots of progress!img_9972Kelly’s beautiful Serendipity Sampler blocks.  #1img_9973#2.  Look at the bird’s nest.img_9974#3  Just finished.  Beautiful batiks on a beautiful background.

img_0200Here are her four blocks.  All batiks.  Beautiful!

img_0201Remember those “oak leaves” in Serendipity?  Well, Kelly actually MADE them.  img_0202Beautiful work.

img_9970Her husband made a “lazy Susan” pressboard.  How cool is this?  It rotates as needed so pieces are so easy to prep!  I want one!


img_1957Here are Jane’s blocks.  She’s working from a Tula collection. img_1959The brooms.img_1960The first block.  Beautiful control!

img_0198All four blocks.  She’s thinking about her layout.  #1


#2  🙂  No bad choices here.

img_0191I trimmed her bird block for her.  There’s a new tutorial on how to trim applique blocks under my tutorials tab if you want to check.

20170126_105554And then there’s this one.  Sue’s absolutely fabulous finished quilt.  Gina Boone quilted this for her.  I saw it last week at Village Fabric Shop.  Sue was choosing her binding.  It is glorious.


Well done Sue!


February Open Sew…

Lots of beautiful projects out there.  Here are some pictures.img_0061The beginnings of a fishy quilt.  Perfect background Jan!  Your fish rocks…


A bubble from my beginner applique class.  She’s living on the edge.  🙂img_0043A beginner’s stitch.  She’s a fast learner!  “Let me see the back of your work.”img_0060Cynthia’s circle baby quilt.  I want to make this.  She’s using a 10 degree, 24″ long wedge ruler.
img_0058Linda’s metro rings.  I see progress.

img_0056Happy Valentine’s Day from Kay!  She bought a layer cake bundle from Village Fabric Shop’s yard sale and made this great quilt!
img_0055Alison came back with more improv.img_0054

img_0053She has started to do her own quilting.img_0052img_0051img_0049We like it when Alison comes 🙂img_0041Here’s my newest creation.  I made this for Margaret and Ben.  Gina is quilting it for me now…img_9979The before.  I’ll show you the after when she finishes…

Open Sew: January 2017

I got sort of behind on my blog posts after the holidays.  So here are lots of pictures.  I have Open Sews to come…I’ll try to stay current!

Special group of women….

img_9755Alison’s improv top.  Pretty awesome.  She wants to machine quilt it and then do some big stitch hand quilting.img_9754

Carol’s Christmas tree quilt.img_9747And another tree quilt from Carol.  Love the little green tree.img_9745Carol’s liberty quilt.  I love everything she does…
img_9740Diana’s advent calendar.  This is also awesome.  Each day has a special “something.”  I’m putting this on the list.img_9738The back.  It’s an old screen.img_9737Perfect.

img_9893Diana’s flying geese.  She dominates flying geese.img_9894Carol’s new pig pattern.  We are anxious to see the progress on this one!img_9895We kinda had a pig thing going.  This card belongs to Tillie.img_9897

Carol’s paper pieced beauty.img_9898Guess who this belongs to?  🙂
img_9899Tillie was trying to decide backgrounds.img_9900She chose gray.  The end result is beautiful.  I will show it to you when Gina finishes quilting it.

img_9959Laura made her very own bed protector for her featherweight.  Great job!img_9960Linda’s metro rings.  I love this pattern and her fabrics.
img_9962Kay.  Such beautiful colors.img_9964Jan is working on “critters.”  Beautiful batiks.img_9965Kay’s newest.  I want to make one of these too…img_9968Kay’s Giant Dresden.  Hey, I made one of these!



IMG_8273My label.1486079729672Here’s a beauty from Vaughn.  She made this using the Tula Beads pattern and shared the photo with me last week.  I love it!

Wednesday Evening Open Sew

Some random pictures from my Wednesday Open Sew.  They are fun and I missed them somehow in my posts.
img_9763The book bag Steph made for her daughter.

The back.  Pretty awesome right?img_9758Steph’s hand appliqued heart quilt.  Happy Valentine’s Day!img_9757Mindy is binding this quilt for her sweet baby girl.  Stella is now almost two months old.  🙂

img_9931Steph’s newest.  She thinks outside the box…img_9759Fowler’s La Pass rosette.  So Fowler; so pretty.

This group will meet in a couple of weeks.  I’m going to do a better job of picture taking!!

The beads quilt

It has just started to snow here.  “Snow=sew”  I hope you have a chance to do a little sewing this weekend!  Here are some pictures from some of the quilts from my 2016 “Tula Beads” class.  I’m offering it again in January.  Come join me!img_9644Here’s Vaughn’s excellent start.  img_9643

This one belongs to Joan.  Love her color choices!img_9642Roberta has decided to use a Halloween theme.  It’s kinda cool!IMG_8159This one belongs to Ann Davis.  She finished it earlier this summer.IMG_8158Cydney made this one and used “manatee gray” for the background.  Wow!

Here’s Sandra’s.  All batiks and absolutely beautiful!IMG_7719

I gave mine as a wedding gift this September.  I really want to make another one!  Tula has a new line coming in March…

Enjoy your weekend!