Monday, April 28, 2008
I am really liking the look of these blocks in blue. I think I will like this a lot more than the red that most people are doing.
I taught the third class of six in my beginning machine quilting class today - we made nine patches and also nine patch variations. It was so great to see the students so excited when their blocks actually turned out to be 6 1/2 inches.
After the class, I met with Janice who is the chair of the Raffle Quilt for ECQG. We are using a published pattern for the middle of the quilt (with the designers permission) and will use a different border. We have 40 different blocks and asked for volunteers to make one each. So far, over 32 people have volunteered and we assigned blocks today and split them up so we can call and arrange to get them to each person. Here is a link to the pattern on Lori's site. The colors we are using are a little brighter than the original. There is one 12 inch block that has 101 pieces in it - glad I am not making that one.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
She came to Quilt Til You Wilt on Friday and brought this to show me. I have my third class of the next group tomorrow morning. I think most of them have finally figured out the 1/4 inch seam. It is difficult to master and I think many quilters continue to struggle with it.
I took Jane Hall to the airport yesterday after work. Danielle brought her to the store at closing and I drove to the airport. Unfortunately, there was a cloudburst most of the way through Atlanta. Not much traffic on a Saturday evening so we made it without incident. She is a lovely lady and a lot of fun to talk to.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Max is a Yorkshire Terrier like the one just under the Toy Group name. Chula is a Chihuahua but she is very light, not like the one in the upper left side of the quilt.
The Working Group has another bunch of wonderful dogs.
As usual, she taught two workshops but I was unable to attend either one. After being out of town last weekend, I needed to go to work today, for my usual Saturday at the quilt shop. Not a very good photo of either of us but we were at Ted's Montana Grill for lunch - she tried a Bison burger but I had my usual vegetable plate. Pam called ahead and they baked sweet potatoes for each of us.
I have lots and lots of photos of incredible quilting from MQX. I took several classes and learned a lot of new tricks. I took a class with Sharon Schamber, Kim Brunner, Sue Patton, DeLoa Jones and a couple of others. I had a great time and hope to go again next year.
Monday, April 07, 2008
The rest of the day I worked on my row for the row quilt we are doing at Allatoona. The meeting is tomorrow and I have to show them the row that we will be making next week. I finished doing the fusible applique tonight and will show it without the stitching but will get the stitching done in time for the workshop next Tuesday.
I can't believe what stupid thing I did for next week. I am going to MQX with Michelle from the guild and I had marked on the calendar that we were leaving on Wednesday so there would be no problem with me teaching the workshop on my row. Thankfully, Michelle pointed out to me that we are leaving on Tuesday. I did check my airplane tickets and sure enough we are leaving on Tuesday. Lucky for me, my friend Mary agreed to actually lead the workshop for me. She taught a fusible applique class last month to the guild, so this is a natural follow on to that. I do feel bad that I can't be there, but I will have the row done, the patterns copied and a set of instructions written. I guess I will owe her big time for this one.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Here is "Waste Not, Want Not." Sue was inspired by Bonnie Hunter and used old clothes to make this quilt.
It was a successful challenge that people had a lot of fun with. We also announced the next challenge. For this one, we need to make a quilt representing a song title. We also have challenge fabric that must be used in the front of the quilt. You can see the rules here. This one is not due until March of 2009. I am already thinking of songs - got to check out how much Elvis fabric I have stuck away.
One more post to come with the last of the entries.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
This one is "Big Fish Eat Little Fish." The quilter did a great job of doing an underwater scene.