Get Sewing!

My hand is hovering right over the panic button. Mid-Appalachian Quilters Conference is less than three weeks away. I still have sample quilts for the class to finish! I want the students to have a super easy option. In the class write up, I say, “Bring some beautiful fabric you love.” That's pretty vague, but the small quilt we make in class works with almost any fabric. The fabrics above are from several lines by Moda with some batiks and fabrics from my stash mixed in.
Thread is important in this technique. You want your threads to show. My favorites are the variegated King Tut threads. I'll have a huge selection for sale because many quilters aren't familiar with this gorgous thread.
For this quilt — no worries! I'm not pre-planning my block placement or direction. I just choose thread for each block. I want some threads to match and blend in and some threads to have color contrast.
Sew like a demon! I think this quilt could almost be finished in class. The quilted blocks go up on my design wall for consideration. I wish I had taken a picture of my rejected blocks. There are four extra blocks that just didn't make the cut in the color composition. Have I ever mentioned that I could hand out mug rugs for a week at Starbucks?
I've decided to put a traditional binding on this quilt and none of these fabrics are in the blocks so they might work.
Auditioning bindings. Do I dare to use that wild polka dot?
Sure! Wilder the better, right? One sample done, several more to go. Yikes.


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  1. Catherine says

    Love this quilt! The fabrics are elegant and still fun! So, where and when are you handing out those mug rugs? Lol

  2. Debby O'Keefe says

    Love these colors together! They would make a beautiful full size bed quilt for summer. Have fun teaching your workshop i’m sure your students will be in for a lot of fun themselves, learning an easy process with very satisfying results!

  3. I am in love… again! GORGEOUS color combination!

  4. I can not imagine you near a panic button! However I know the feeling. The sample is beautiful and I so…….. agree with the polka dot! Colors are stunning too.

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