Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Heartfire Class is in Session

Hello Everyone,

I've said it before and I'll say it again, spending the day in the classroom at the shop is pure pleasure!  Yesterday, five very talented quilters brought their machines, tools, tons of fabric and their creativity to the classroom.

Kathy had all of her center hexagons and strips cut and prepared.  She was ready to let the fun begin using her wonderful roses for the centers with a fabulous collection of coordinating fabrics.

The good old pasta dryer was called into service yesterday to display all of the strips for ease of use.

From this...... this!

Nancy started right in cutting her strips.
She found a wonderful piece of fabric with eight different designs that look like Mexican tiles.

So vibrant and colorful!

It was so much fun to see the blocks come alive.

Ann started cutting up her Fig Tree Designs fabric, the same fabric line I used in my pastel version of Heartfire.

From this..... this.  Ann was auditioning fabric for the inner and outer borders.

Julie and Jean both started with kits, mainly comprised of fabric from French General.  The new French General line of fabric is now available, so the ladies added polka dots and stripes to their blocks.  Julie followed my original design by very precisely fussy cutting her hexagons from the gorgeous design.

Jean changed up her centers and fussy cut flowers, pinwheels...... peacocks for her centers.  Don't you love the polka dots!

You can see it was a very productive and fun day in the classroom.  I love to see what others do with my patterns.  I'm so anxious to see the finished quilts from this class.

Now today is my day to quilt!  I'm looking forward to spending the whole day in my little nook upstairs quilting and pattern writing!  

Enjoy your day too.

As always,



  1. What a wonderful riot of color! I just love the different looks from different lines of fabric! Thanks for a great show, Lynn!

  2. They all look so nice and different!! Wow! Makes me so anxious to start mine!!!! A little green too, I might add. LOL! My fabric bundle just arrived and as soon as I make some more progress on Elaina's Toulouse...I'm starting Heartfire. Can't wait! I've been looking over the pattern and I love that you say "you'll be in deep doo-doo" if the sizes aren't correct. Too funny!!

  3. One of the things I particularly loved about teaching sewing or art was the different colour choices people make, I found it very inspiring. Looks as though there was plenty of inspiration in your class!
    Your Heartfire quilts are gorgeous in the French General and Fig Tree ranges, both favorites of mine.
    Happy stitching,Rowena

  4. It looks like you have a group of ladies with very varied tastes here, which is going to make for a great variety in the quilts.

    I hope you had fun with your own sewing time yesterday.