Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sew'n Wild Oaks Class is in Session

Hello Everyone,
Yesterday was Sew'n Wild Oaks day at In Between Stitches.  The girls brought many different projects into the shop in storage containers, and they are working their way toward completion.
Kaye's was making yo-yo's for her Buttonwood quilt.  She made all of her little HST using the 8-HST at-a-time-method on the Virtual Classroom tab at the top of the blog.

Six beautiful baskets done, only three more to go....and a few more yo-yo's.  Kaye selected fabric from her stash for her baskets.  They are so pretty!  Kaye has a wonderful stash.

Gail cut out all of the parts and pieces for two baskets for her Butterscotch Baskets quilt and put them on her block layout sheet. She said she's going to be disappointed when all of the baskets are finished.  You can tell she's enjoyed making them.

They are just as cute as they can be!

Kathy is working on Toyland Tree and has an adorable little pink pony finished.

Her little bear has such a sweet face.  His tongue is the same color as his candy I just wonder if he's sweet because he's been enjoying his candy cane too much??

Isabelle has forty Ohio Star blocks made for her Butterscotch Baskets quilt.  Her brand new Bernina is ordered and on its look out world, Isabelle will be putting her new machine to work the moment it arrives.  Isabelle too, pulled these blocks together from her stash.

Marti is making Chelsea Cottage by Blackbird Designs.  I taught this class a couple of years ago and Marti is going to finish this quilt in Sew'n Wild Oaks class.  This is one of my all-time favorite quilts.

She has selected very warm colors and I love her checks and stripes.  Her finished quilt is going to be full of charm.

Carol started working on her pony for Toyland.  She is almost finished with all of the prep for the bear and she'll start stitching soon.  Isn't that a great plaid!  That's one I don't have.

Evelynne made this needlepoint about fifteen years ago.  She is going to turn it into a pillow by adding double flying geese around the border just like Nostalgic Christmas.  She will be adding a flange and an outside border and her project will be finished.

This goes into that's a good idea compartment.  Use inexpensive door stops to prop up your machine in the back just a bit, and it is much easier to see what you're sewing.  I have some too, but Evelynne's are much prettier!  It really makes a difference when you are sewing.  They don't slip, they just tilt the machine enough and you can see better.

So I've had a busy week already between work on Monday and class on Tuesday.  Now I'm going to tackle my to-do list.....which is very long.  I'll be keeping you posted throughout the week on my progress in preparation for my booth at the Amador Valley Quilt Show in April.  No pressure.......



  1. Beautiful projects and that door stop idea, that is inspired. Hugs!!

  2. I just adore all those basket blocks!

  3. My only regret when coming down to meet you in the shop, Lynn, was to not come on Sew'n Wild Oaks class day! I am so inspired by everyone! Hope you get a few seconds each day to smell some roses while you prep away!

  4. Lots of lovely inspiration Lynn. Thanks for a nice little break in my day.

  5. I'm so glad the Buttonwood pattern came home with me. Good Decision. I'm patting myself on the back right now!

  6. What s wonderful group of ladies you have there! Everything is gorgeous!