Monday, November 26, 2012

November 26: right now (this very instant)

Trying to finish up this quilt for a new beginner class I'm teaching at Quilting Adventures in the winter/spring.   Straight line quilting on either side of the seam, including through the beautiful border.

I am working on so many things, and I'm so excited about them.  I have many beautiful pictures to share, I just need to take the time to blog about them.  Next time I'll (hopefully) share some of my great autumn pictures and pictures of the sew-along that my friend, Abbie, and I are doing - The Circle Game by Jen Kingwell Designs.

Friday, November 9, 2012

November 9: more...

Finished up the water lilies quilt!  I can't wait to quilt it, I have some awesome ideas, but because of the way the class is working, I actually can't quilt it yet.

I've also been working on a bali basket.  This is a class that I've just taken over from my mother, so I thought I should make one.  The technique is super easy and quick, these would make such wonderful gifts (not that I will be making any as gifts).  I'm teaching the class next week at Quilting Adventures.

I'm realizing that my pictures (and posts) have gotten a little....  blah.  I will try and take some cool pictures of my next project or inspiration!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November 3: water lilies (or palmettos)

I spent most of the last week in Houston, TX, for a trade show - Quilt Market.  It was fun, but hard work, as always.  I blogged about everything I did over at the Quilting Adventures Blog.  I came back with ten million ideas, including many for new projects and classes.  I'm working on Carolyn Friedlander's Palmetto pattern as a new class.  Except I wanted mine to look like water lilies, not palmettos.


 If you look carefully,  you can see that I'm actually foundation piecing, not paper piecing these.  I hate paper piecing, but I am so excited to be able to foundation piece these - I can't wait to teach the technique!