Sunday, May 31, 2020

One Block Wonder Class Prep

This is my second post of the day with some actual finished quilts!

I will be teaching the One Block Wonder technique next week at Your Best Friend's Quilt Shop.  Our area has opened back up with social distancing.  Because of the response, and everyone needing space, I will be teaching the same class two days in a row.  I don't know what to expect, but I hope it goes well.  It's a hard quilt to make in class, but if everyone gets the idea of what to do and gets blocks cut and sewn together, they can  then assemble them at home.  I have been working on samples for it.  One is for the shop, but the other three are mine.  I have previous ones for examples at the class as well.

I fell in love with this Kaffe Fassett Collective fabric being a purple and flower fanatic!
Here is the quilt, completely finished.  I used a yellow from my stash for accent and binding.
Finished One Block Wonder

 This next is made from 7 panels from the quilt shop.  This is a display sample for the shop.  It was fun to make.

 I purchased the fabric for this one a couple years ago at a retreat sponsored by the quilt shop I am teaching at, along with a coordinating border print.  This one only had a 12" repeat so the quilt was very small and even with the border is about 45 X 60.  The fabric had windmills and red pickups and canning jars, very fun!  The plaid inner border is part of the border print.  It is quilted and bound.

 I purchased 7 patriotic panels a few years ago and now was time to make them into a one block wonder!  This one was hard to blend, but I think it turned out well.  It is quilted and bound.

Along with these projects I completed the blocks for this disappearing 4 patch quilt.  I had been using them as a leader/ender project.  I love the cute Me and My Sister Designs fabric.
This week I had a break and decided to work on something but I had no idea what.  None of my MANY, MANY projects looked interesting so I started something new.  The pattern is Buzz Cut out of the book 12 Pack Quilts featuring fat quarters.  I used Kaffe fabrics in my favorite colors.  I still need to assemble the blocks, but it was very fun to make. The blocks finish at 7.5". I added two additional rows to the pattern.

I have also done a lot of yard work and gardening and spent several days cleaning my sewing room.  So yes, even though I have been missing from blog land I have been busy!

Linking up with Design Wall Monday.

Sixteen Quilt Tops in 2 Weeks

I have been doing a lot of quilting during this stay at home time.  We are still in school and I am so ready to be done.  Teaching Kindergarten and First Grade over Zoom has taxed me mentally and I just haven't been up to making a blog post.  Getting my pics to my computer from my phone isn't hard, I just didn't take the time!

I am going to make two posts because I have too many things to show!  As you may recall I make a lot of shop samples for Your Best Friend's Quilt Shop in Idaho.  I was sent sixteen bundles of fabric to make three yard quilts from the books Modern Views and Easy Peasy Three Yard Quilts by Fabric Cafe, 8 from each book.  I was able to pick which quilt top to make from the bundles I was sent.  Some of them are not my favorite combinations of fabrics, but at least there were a lot of batiks! 

During this time period I also gave away 4 bags of scraps to a friend.  She loves my scraps and this time I even gave her batiks scraps.  I go to town about every two weeks to do what I have to.

Here are the 16 quilt tops in no order.  They all measure roughly 45 X 60.  The books give directions for enlarging the patterns.  The first photo is the bundles of fabric I received.