Friday, June 13, 2014

Quilt Walk

Yesterday I spent the day in Panguitch teaching at Quilt Walk.   You can check out the original story of where Quilt Walk came from here ;)   Seriously, makes me cry every time.

My classes were fantastic!!  All of the ladies did such an amazing job!!!  

I love, love, love teaching.   Especially when it affords me opportunities to meet the fabulous Jenny Doan!!!  She was absolutely amazing!!!  I loved, loved, loved her trunk show!!  I almost starting yelling "Amen Sister" from the back of the auditorium.  Absolutely a fantastic quilter and an incredibly kind person!!!

 I promise to share more soon of the entire day but I have to pack and get up the mountain for a weekend camping trip.  Should be fun :)

Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

On My Way to Quilt Walk

This is what the front entryway looks like right now ;)  All my stuff is ready to go and we will be out the door in the next few minutes on our way to the Panguitch Quilt Walk.   I just love teaching!!!  It really is one of  my favorite parts of  this wonderful quilting world ;)

I will share more tomorrow ;)   Have a Happy Quilting Day!!

P.S.  I don't think I need to take that spiderman figure that seems to have been left with my stuff.  Gotta love little ones helping with the packing ;)
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cover Girl!!!!

So yesterday I found out that the summer issue of Quilt Trends magazine was slated to hit newsstands today and guess who made the cover??   Eeekkk, I am so totally excited!!!!  I still think I might be on Cloud 9 :)     Let me introduce you to Drifting.

Drifting is a lap size quilt made using Angela Walter's new  Drift line for Art Gallery Fabrics.  These fabrics are so beautiful.  They are so serene and calm.  They really made the design flow.    And if you are wondering if you have seen something similar around here, well you have ;)  Art Gallery loved this little tutorial so much, they asked if I would work it up on a slightly larger scale and vary the block a bit for this issue.  Isn't it fun how one concept can be altered to create a whole new feel.

I love this quilt. It just makes me want to take it to a beach with a good book for hours ;)  And if you just happen to love it as much as I do, I  found out another little bonus yesterday for you.   Drifting is also Quilt Trends web exclusive, as in you can download the pattern for free right here!!!   Yippee!!!  I totally want to make another one.  The design is just so fun and the quilt goes together so fast.   It is the perfect go-to when you are in a pinch for a quilt gifting need :)

And of course,  a bit of quilting detail ;)  I really wanted to keep with the beach feel of these fabrics so I did swirls in the lights, a la the ocean waves, and wavy lines in the darks, a la the beach.  Or at  least my interpretation of those things :)  I really love the way it added so much movement to the quilt and really aided the overall flow of the quilt.  And ya, I love quilting swirls ;)

So there she is.  I hope you love it just as much as I do ;)  And, I found out one last little bonus yesterday, Fat Quarter Shop is even kitting it!!!   So exciting.  So if you want to make a Drifting quilt just like mine, you can download the pattern here, and pick up your quilt kit here ;)  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy ;)  

So ya, yesterday was a pretty great day and I was perma-grin for most of it ;)   

Here is to today ;)   Have a Happy Quilting One !!!

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Getting Ready

Summer is in full swing around here.  I am back and forth and then back again between summer band, swim lessons, and summer track ;)  And in between the hear and there and everywhere, I am trying to get ready for my classes this Thursday.

It's the Quilt Walk Festival in Panguitch Utah this weekend and I can't wait!!!  This is my second year teaching at this fun event and I am so excited because Jenny Doan is coming!!!  Yippee :)  I am teaching my In Your Neighborhood Pattern and my Starburst Pattern ;)


So this weekend has been filled with pattern printing, sample making, and general class preparation.  And, I added one other little "Class Project" to finish before Thursday.   You remember this top from the Starburst Quilt-A-Long.  (Yes, as in 2 quilt-a-longs ago)    Well I am sad to say it never got quilted . . . until now ;)  

And since it has waited so very long to be quilted, I decided it was going to get some super special custom quilting.   And I started with something new . . . a feathered swirl :)   Yippee!!!!   Here is the top corner.

First off, I have to say that learning feather knowledge from Angela Walter's Craftsy class was so very helpful.  But I will admit, I was still scared to death to try this.   It was tricky at first, but I am so excited to say that I am now done with the background and by the end of it . . . not scary any more ;)  In fact, by the end, I was having fun and loving it.  This might just be a new favorite and I am sure it will show up again!!!  Yippee!!!    I am hoping to share the finished quilt soon, I mean, It has to be done by Thursday, right ;)  

Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

P.S.  If you have noticed my posts are going up a little later than usual, it is because I am running with the high school cross country team in the morning to try and whip me into shape for our Relay in September.  I ran 4 miles this morning, longest I have run since I can remember, maybe even ever :)  Yippee!!! 

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Holy Bee Blocks Batman

The last 2 days were a bit of a Bee Block Marathon for me.  I spent Wednesday digging through the scrap bins and cutting out pieces for the blocks.  The yesterday, It was some sew, sew, sew time :)  I love getting into a good ol chain stitching groove, especially when you are working with so many different and fun fabrics :)

So first up, Lets share this months blocks.  Because you know, it is only the 6th, and so these bad boys are almost early (Unlike some of the other blocks to come ;)  The first two blocks are for Lindsay in the Beejeebers Group :)  They are called Scrap Jar Stars and we used this tutorial from A Little Bit Biased to make them ;)   I love the colors Lindsay picked and I loved this block.  I totally want to make more ;)

Next up, for the Bees Knees group, Callie asked us to make some Sunbeam blocks using these adorable 30's prints she sen't us.  These were super quick and fun although I was sad to put the circle in the center because man oh man, my center points were pretty close to perfect :)  

And then, my slightly behind blocks :)  For the month of May in Beejeebers, Susan asked us to make some quartered square blocks using the fabulous tutorial from Film in the Fridge ;)   Susan requested bright colors and I had so much fun picking the scraps for these blocks.  One is cool bright and one is warm bright ;)  So fun!!

 And last, but not least, we had a few members that couldn't do Beejeebers anymore.  And sadly, they were a bit behind when they left.  So to now overwhelm our new members completely, I decided to help with a few of the make-up blocks.   So I whipped up a few more Scrappy Sprouts blocks from Traceyjay's fabulous tutorial for Jodi so she can finish up her February quilt ;)  This is the fourth time I have made this block and I never tire of it.  So cute!!!  I think I need to add a quilt of these to my list ;)

And that wraps it up.  All caught up and ready to move forward :)  Yippee!!!

Now, it's off to the long arm for some quilting fun this weekend ;)

Be sure to have a Happy Quilting Weekend as well ;)

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