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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…

Brand New Serendipity Sampler Blocks

016I started two new Serendipity Sampler classes last month and the blocks came back this weekend.  Check these out!  This block belongs to Cheryl.  She will add more leaves and berries.   It’s a great beginning!  Those white flowers are pretty wonderful.

005Here’s Pat’s block.  She bought teal berry fabric yesterday 🙂

Lynda Morris Serendipity SamplerThis is Lynda’s block.  She couldn’t be in class so she sent me this picture.  She calls it her Lilly quilt!

004Here’s Dee’s block.  I LOVE this.  She’s berry hunting.  We talked about not using lots of berries.  We shall see…

006Sue’s glowing Tula block!  She put a LOT of thought into fabric placement and it shows.  Beautiful workmanship.  She’s thinking maybe teal berries…

011Here’s Amy’s block 🙂   After a little prodding, she produced the “parts.”

017How great is this going to be??  She calls it her red, white and blue quilt.  I’m proud of her!  Keep an eye on this one.

013We all decided we loved Alice’s block.  She used those calm greens for her leaves and then had lots of fun with the stalks, stems and flowers.  Maybe orange berries?

012Rachel…ah, Rachel.  She was meant to be an appliquer!  Perfect points, beautiful stitching.  Check out the fussy cutting in the blue center stalks.  Yay!!

015Here’s Wanda’s block.  It’s so right!  She will use that red for all her berries and wait until next month!

014Finally, here’s Jennifer’s beautiful block.  I like it for lots of reasons.  She used Amy Butler’s fabrics and you all know how I feel about Amy Butler.  She TAUGHT HERSELF how to machine applique and she did a really good job.  Finally, she took my beginner quilt class some months back.  She has a great attitude and a pretty wonderful eye for color and it has been fun to watch her do anything she wants to do!

Most of these women have not appliqued before this class.  I am so proud of them!  We had a circle tutorial in the classes so they will be making Karen Kay Buckley’s perfect circles this month.   Stay tuned.

 

Monday Morning Serendipity

Our four-person Serendipity Sampler class met this morning at The Little General.  Paula wasn’t able to be with us but she promises to be back in action soon.  We missed her!

This Serendipity Sampler pattern comes from Kim Diehl’s book, Simple Comforts.

Here’s the show and tell from Month 5.  These appliquers have finished their four blocks and they are ready to work on the sashing.

099Char’s four blocks.  She is NO LONGER a beginner; she is doing a really good job.

100Here’s her latest block.  Great circles Char!!

 

101Jane’s four blocks.  This helped chase away those February blues!!

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Her fourth block. Love the fussy cutting and those bright orange circles.

 

097Deb’s fabulous four blocks.

098She will add more berries to her final block.  We loved her “black star!”

Great job ladies!  You inspire me 🙂

October’s Serendipity Blocks

Here are the blocks from our classes in October.  The “how to trim up” post is under the Tutorials tab now.  Good luck!!

If you are interested in making your own Serendipity Sampler block of the month quilt, please contact me.  The January 2015 Sunday afternoon class is full and a new Monday morning class time is under the class schedule tab.  This is a beginner applique class.  No experience necessary!

 

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