Here's the quilting related list and some photos:
** Teaching at the local fabric/art shop, Fiddlehead Artisan Supply - five different classes.
- Introduction to Quilting - a four week class - Done. Another session is in the works for mid April.
- Planning and "practicing" for teaching a class about using the Quick Curve Ruler (a Sew Kind of Wonderful notion). Here are the quilts/ tops I have made for this project. The title of the patterns are in parentheses)
From a free pattern ("Fun Poinsettia") on the Sew Kind of Wonderful web page:
|This version follows the free pattern instructions. It has been made into a pillow cover. Hand quilted.|
|These two versions are also made from the above pattern, but I played "what if?" to see how the pattern changes.|
Double Wedding Rings ("Metro Rings") - using solid colors and white on black and black on white fabrics to make the bits in the ring. I chose the gray background to highlight rings that were made with black on white. The white background goes with those made with white on black.
|A variety of fabric was used because I didn't have enough of any one color/fabric to complete the pattern as directed.|
|Again, limited background fabric, hence the stripes.|
- Planning for teaching three liberated classes: Stars, Houses, and Windmills. I have photo-samples of the first two topics, but my windmill pieces are hanging in the store and I don't have a photo.
|the smallest star in this galaxy measures 1 inch. |
** Digging into my stash and making a little dent with Slashed Squares - influenced by Lynne Tyler's recent projects: (She provided a tutorial)
** Making a baby quilt for my niece's little one. I made an amish style quilt for the parents' wedding. It made sense to do likewise for the baby. I make small baby quilts, which can graduate in time to being a doll or teddy bear quilt. This one is 24" x 32", A little bit bigger than I usually make.
** Planning three I Spy quilts for slightly older nephews and nieces. I have all the patches, just haven't put them on the design wall to see what lay out I want.
** Making mug rugs for two very special people whom I will see very soon.
** Keeping a BIG Secret, which can now be whispered about.... SSOBB. The Secret Society of Barn Builders! See the link on my sidebar.
It may be a little while before I post again, but I will try to be more timely.