For my smaller spools of thread I have two June Tailor racks that sit on a table next to my sewing machine.
Thursdays are dedicated to sewing/teaching/learning with my niece, Ana Lía. Though she is a relatively new quilter, she is extremely talented and catches on very quickly. It’s been fun to design and sew with someone who thinks way beyond traditional beginner quilts.
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This project has been sitting on my table for months! Christmas and the New Year came and went by, and over that holiday week I actually quilted it. And since then it has continued to sit, waiting for the binding.
We’re already nearing the end of January and I’m wondering how many block-of-the-month projects you are all following this year.
It’s been well over a year since my sewing circle last met. Not only did I move out of the city, but it seems the rest of the members also ended up scattered, and coming together once a week became challenging.
My beginner piecing class focuses on block design and piecing: 4-patch, 9-patch, 5-patch, and 7-patch. I tell my students that if they learn how to draw and sew blocks based on these four grids, they will have enough to make quilts for a lifetime.
In doing some housekeeping over at Angie’s Bits ‘n Pieces I found some book reviews we decided to remove from the website a while back. Since they deal with some of my favorite books, I thought I would share them here. I hope you find them useful. Here goes the first.
I actually did spend some time over the holiday weekend sewing the quilt design that was the subject of my last post.
Earlier this week I stopped by the post office to pick up a fun package sent by the Electric Quilt Company, with copies of my recently released book and a few other goodies. Love the larger format. LOVE the spiral binding!
Yesterday I took a little time “off” from work and running around to work on a little piece, resulting from a Lauren Vlcek online class offered on The Quilt Show. Love Lauren. Love the class.