Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Madrigal Class is in Session

Hello Everyone,

It is always a good day when quilters gather in the classroom at In Between Stitches.  The back door swings open, and the sewing machines start rolling in, ready to begin their productive day.  Boxes, and bags of fabric decorate the tables and then the design wall comes alive in color.  Old friends hug and warmly greet newcomers.  Friendships are made, ideas and suggestions are exchanged.

Sylvia brought out her blues that she has been collecting for years.  Before you knew it, she had some hourglass sections made.

Her red, white and blue combinations are going to come together in a beautiful, patriotic quilt.  The white setting square will become 'home' to an intricate, quilted design.

My sister Gail, wanted to get extra credit, and finished quite a few of her blocks before class began.  She was on a roll, and loved making her blocks for Madrigal in warm, homespun colors of beige, maroon and black.

She found just the perfect beige and maroon gingham for her flanges around each of the setting triangles and started working on them.  Her quilt is going to have a maroon inner border with a beautiful black border. 

Kaye loves a pastel palette, and is pulling her blocks together from her stash with just a sprinkling of new fat quarters.

Her combinations are going to make a lovely quilt to match the Party In The Garden quilt that she is making.  The two quilts will be hanging in close proximity to each other and will make a dramatic wall!

Karen brought in a wonderful selection of fabric from her stash.  I had so much fun looking through it and lusted after many of the pieces.

Just look at that plaid....extra credit is given to anyone using plaid in my classes!  Karen is going to use a little red and white check gingham for her flange that is going to be perfect with her green paisley border fabric.

Barbara started with a very rich brown, pink and purple border.  Her hourglass units are several different shades, drawing out the lavender from the border.

She has lots of squares to begin her power sewing for her blocks.

Carol has all of her blocks made for her quilt.  We selected flange and inner border material for her creation.  The border is a very rich stripe that she plans to fussy cutting for maximum impact.

Now she is getting her colors pulled together for her center applique section.

We'll have the second session of our class toward the end of next month.  All of the quilts are going to be fabulous!  I can't wait  to see them.  I have a feeling that the girls will be working hard on them during the month.

Have a great day.  Do something that you enjoy......just for you.

As always.



  1. Lynn, oh how I wish I could be in that class, they all look wonderful. I am suffering from fabric envy!

  2. Obrigada,sempre que passo por aqui as novidades me fazem querer aprender mais e mais.Beijo grande.

  3. I agree these quilts are going to be fabulous! I love every single color combination...there must be lots of oohs and ahhs in that classroom!

  4. Goodness - I love everyone's color and print choices, Lynn! Thanks to you I have a new fondness for plaid and check and can no longer pass them up in the shops - my stash is steadily growing!

  5. What a fun class ! Everyones quilts are going to be just gorgeous

  6. Fabulous variety of fabric selections. What a fun class.