Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sew'n Wild Oaks Class Was In Session

Hello Everyone,
Yesterday I was at my happy place.  I spent the day with my Sew'n Wild Oaks girls at In Between Stitches.  Just look at what they've been up to since last month.
Suzanne has all of the final borders on Madrigal. 

I love the small, checked border along with the tiny pink flange.  It's all of this attention to detail that adds so much interest to Suzanne's quilts.

You saw this quilt last month without a few of the little faces.  They are now done and adorable!

Valery finished her Spoken For quilt.  All of the Dresden Plates were made from her stash.  Well done Valery!

Barbara finished her Southwest quilt of her own design.  I suggested she write a pattern for this beauty. I think she gave me a look that had "stink eye" written all over it!  This was beautiful.

She also made a little "Welcome August" wall hanging.  The honeybee is the logo for the shop, so this is a perfect representation for the shop, Summer, and August in general.

Barbara also finished this gorgeous batik quilt.

The crystals are an added touch of beauty.

Pat finished her "Bertie" quilts.  Stunning work.

So much adorable detail in each and every block.

What a wonderful, seasonal wall hanging to put on display for years of enjoyment.

Wendy showed us her almost completed back for a quilt.  Yes, this is the back...

 ,,,,for this quilt!  She made a reversible quilt......or she has two separate quilts.  Wendy is new to quilting and did a fabulous job on this quilt for her son and DIL.

Meeke mastered this block for Zinnie's Choice. Such wonderful fabric selections create a great deal of interest.

This little wall hanging that Suzanne is making is so sweet,

Jeanne keeps adding to her Lil' Orphan Scrappy block collection. I'm looking forward to seeing all of these cuties sewn together......all 120 of them!

Patty added two more baskets to her quilt yesterday.  Three down, six to go.

My girls are the best!  We were at the shop during the day, then many of us went to the Fall Preview Party last night to see the classes being offered at In Between Stitches this Fall.  The class schedule will be posted this week.

It was my quilty kind of day.



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Country Sunshine Progress

Hello Everyone,
Quick update here to show you the borders on Country Sunshine.

I can just picture the machine quilting in the borders.  Need to get the backing made and this one on the machine!  Now about the pattern writing.....


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sew'n Wild Oaks Class Was In Session

Hello Everyone,
Here it is Sunday and class was last you think I'm a bit behind?  I spent the day with "my girls".  Each and everyone of them are so special to me.
First up is Bonnie's first Spoken For block.  She has a beautiful selection of fabrics and the block turned out beautifully. 

There were a lot of Lil' Orphan Scrappy blocks in the making during class.

Patty is working on a kit I put together for Christmas awhile back.  The basket is from Buttonwood.

Kim Diehl was well represented in the class with many houses forming neighborhoods in Journey's End.

Gail finished more blocks for Walk In The Park.

Rose is moving right along on Heartfire.

Laurie finished block #3 for Huckleberry Hill.  I still have to design block #4.  She caught up with me!

Meeke is making lots and lots of flying geese for Zinnie's Choice.

Kathy designed this incredible center block for a quilt she is making.  You have to see this in person to appreciate each and every stitch.  The fabric she used in the sky was beyond perfect.  This house looked truly haunted.

On Wednesday, we packed up all of the grand kids and took them to the Oakland Museum to see the Dorothea Lange exhibit called The Politics of Seeing.  Emily, Harleigh and Jess are all interested in photography, so off we went. The exhibit was very busy and at times I felt like I was herding cats.

Dorothea Lange is best known for her haunting images of the Great Depression.  She was certain that seeing the effects of injustice could change the world.

The exhibit ends on August 27th.  I highly recommend it.  Her photographs will stick with you for a long, long time.

In keeping with the black and white are my grand kiddos.

Enjoy your Sunday!


Monday, July 24, 2017

Lil' Orphan Scrappy Class Was In Session

Hello Everyone,
Last week was a busy week for me.  Saturday I met with thirteen quilters from the Moonlight Quilter's Guild of Sonoma County at Village Sewing for our Lil' Orphan Scrappy class.  Many beautiful blocks were born that day.
Here's my version of Lil' Orphan Scrappy so you can get an idea of what I was teaching.  I used a huge variety of Marcus Fabrics and in my version.  This is an excellent scrap busting quilt.  The largest piece of fabric you use in 5-1/4" x 5-1/4".

The classroom was nice and large for the girls to gather. What a nice group of women!  Gail and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of you.  You were all so pleasant and fun!
Here's a small sampling of their very productive day.

Gina came to the class totally organized with most if not all of her quilt cut out.

Here is what some of her blocks looked like during the sewing process.


There was so much creativity in the room.  We had ladybugs, monkeys and horses in some of the centers.

We also had a Mother/Daughter team sewing and laughing together. 

We almost have enough blocks to make a small quilt.  This is just part of what they accomplished.

Wednesday evening I spoke to the guild at the Veteran's Building in Santa Rosa.  They were a delightful group who laughed in all the right places.

If you are interested in making your own Lil' Orphan Scrappy, click the link HERE.

I'm off to the shop to work this morning.  My Sew'n Wild Oaks girls will be gathering at the shop tomorrow.  Another busy week in the making.