Friday, August 28, 2015

A Few Summer Accomplishments

With my son coming home after being away for 2 years, I wanted to make a quilt that he could take to college. I followed Rob's tutorial from Man Sewing (sponsored by Missouri Star Quilt Company). I LOVE the gradations of the colors and the geometric primary and secondary designs created by how the blocks are put together. I made the quilt bigger than the tutorial instructed because it needed to fit on a twin size bed at college!

My friend's daughter got married at the beginning of August. I was asked to make a "signature" quilt, one that everyone could sign. I attended the reception, and it was absolutely beautiful! It was so neat to see all the signatures on the quilt. Everyone signed in the cream areas.

Back to School - Open House and Class Registration

I held a Back to School Open House to introduce customers to the classes I'll be offering in September.

I'll soon be posting new classes for October, November, and December. I'd love to hear your ideas on what classes you'd like me to teach.

Here's what we're doing on Wednesday, September 9 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (luncheon included!). I have 1 more spot available in this class. Cost is $30.

And here's what the beginner sewists will be making on Saturday, September 19 from 10: a.m. - noon. I have one more spot in this class. Cost is $15.

Busy Summer. . . and a Table Runner

Wow! It's been a super busy summer between our son coming home from France (he was there for a two-year mission for our church), getting him off to college, and just the normal business of summer gardening and yardwork.

I've done a few quilts but have forgotten to take pictures before returning them to owners. Bummer. However, I did remember to get a picture of this beautiful table runner I finished today. My friend has completed a table runner for every season/month for her niece, except for Christmas. This Christmas one finishes her niece's set! I just about jumped for joy when the owner said, "I love lots of quilting!" So I went to town on the quilting and had a lot of fun. The snowflake wasn't sewn on yet. I quilted it on for her. I used 2 layers of 100% bamboo batting. The amazing thing about bamboo batting is you can quilt it pretty heavily, but the quilt still stays flexible and soft.