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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

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 Thistle Thicket Quilt

Lots of pictures to show you from my Thistle Thicket hand applique classes.

IMG_6524Ginny finished hers FIRST.  Yay Ginny!  She used a group of Liberty fabrics and a touch of Tula Pink pink 🙂 for hers.  It’s ready for the quilter!

IMG_6482Here it was just last Sunday during our class.  Check out that blue leaf placement.

IMG_5945An earlier class picture.

IMG_6485Here’s Beverly’s TThicket using flax Essex linen for the background and Liberty fabrics for the applique.  It feels wonderful.

20150920_111055Here’s a close up of Bev’s from a previous class.

20150824_114356Her Tinkertoy center.

IMG_6487Here’s Bev’s second Thistle Thicket center.  Yep, same quilter, just a different quilt.  How fun is that??

20150819_140215How it all started.

IMG_0107Here’s Linda S’s progress.  My oh my.  We marveled at this one.

IMG_6187From an earlier class.

IMG_6489Fowler’s center.  She’s using a collection of Amy Butler on a pale yellow background.  Very Fowler.

IMG_7259Cydney’s “Elizabeth.”  She has started her swags.  That gray is pretty fabulous.

IMG_6197Here’s an earlier shot of Cydney’s.

IMG_6403Here are some more shots from other classes.  Mary Ann’s center.  She’s using a new Joel Dewberry.

IMG_6404Ann’s center.

IMG_6405Here’s a shot of her border print.

IMG_6406Ann’s second quilt.  (What can I say?  I inspire people to make more than one 🙂  She used Moda Grunge for her background.  It’s not showing up here but it glows.

IMG_6407She’ll use Alison Glass for her border.  Fab.

IMG_6411Deb’s center.  Wow.   She’s using a diagonal set for her patchwork center.

IMG_6409Deb reverse appliqued the outer ring.  Brilliant.

IMG_6410She’s also the student who taught me about dangling threads.  See that silk thread?  When she places her next piece of applique, she will thread her needle with that thread and finish stitching.  No need to tie off or start over.  Genius.

IMG_6412Here’s her patchwork border and her outer border.  Just a little more applique.  🙂

IMG_6414Sandra is making a quilt for her son.  Don’t tell him.

IMG_6415Here’s her border fabric.  She has a muted collection.  It is going to be wonderful.

IMG_6416Paula’s start.  I LOVE THIS.IMG_6417Her patchwork border.  She forgot to bring her outer border but trust me.  It’s gorgeous.  I’ll show it to you next time.

That’s all for now!  A new session of Thistle Thicket will start in January.  Think about joining us!

 

Serendipity Sampler Month 4

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Here are the latest blocks from my block of the month Serendipity Sampler classes at Village Fabric Shop.  Enjoy!  This beauty belongs to Alice.

IMG_4979Here are all three of her blocks.

IMG_4982Rachel’s first two blocks.  Brand new appliquer; we love her look.

IMG_4980Pat’s beautiful third block; she’s still pondering berry colors.  We are cheering her on!

IMG_4981Her three blocks.

IMG_4976Dee’s third block.  Wow!

IMG_4977All three blocks; wonderful!

IMG_4974Jennifer’s third block; berries are A+.

IMG_4975All of Jennifer’s blocks.  Love.

IMG_4972Sue continues to amaze us.

IMG_4973Yep, it’s pretty wonderful.

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Bev’s pretty #3 block.  (This is her second Serendipity quilt. 🙂

IMG_4984All three of her blocks.  Glorious.

IMG_5014Last but certainly not least, Cheryl’s third block.  No berries yet but she has a plan.  🙂

IMG_5015All three blocks.

IMG_5017PERFECT bird legs.  Not easy.  Beautifully done Cheryl.

A new set of beginner applique Serendipity classes starts on May 3 at Village Fabric Shop.  Contact me for more info.

I have a great job.  🙂

 

Serendipity Sampler update

024Jane finished her Serendipity Sampler and brought it to share last Monday.  WOW!  It’s so pretty!  All tropical and warm and we just loved it.

026Char finished her center.  We decided we liked Jane’s border with Char’s quilt but Jane wouldn’t give it to her.  Char WAS new to freezer paper hand applique.  She is no longer a beginner!

023Here are four of the blocks from my weekend classes.  Same block; different fabrics.  Beautiful!

022Jennifer’s block.  She has made her berry fabric decision.  (left center)  We like them.  This block is VERY flat; I took a bad picture.

020Pat’s block.  LOVE THAT GRAY.  Pat is still working on berries…she decided on teal this week.

019Dee’s block.   Navy, gray and green.  Less is more.

018Bev’s bird block.  Crazy good.  Check out the fussy cutting.  We might need an intervention.

016And last but certainly not least, Alice’s block.  She thinks she might use orange berries; we think she might be right!  I love that sweet little yellow bird.  This is such a balanced block.  Love!

I forgot to take a picture of Cheryl’s second block; my bad.  She’s working with the white on gray.  It’s in the four block picture.  Wonderful!  I’ll share it next month.

I have two new Serendipity classes forming in early May.  Contact me if you are interested.  It’s sort of addictive…