Because of all the time taken in house building this year, work in general and this blog in particular have fallen way behind. I am now scrambling to catch up!
Since I really haven’t done much sewing this year, I’ve been living vicariously through my designs. Looking back over the years, I can see growth in my drawing skills. More perfection, and more ambitious designs.
After my last post I recalled I have worked with a slightly different concept for pieced hexies before. Actually, they are even more complex than those Mickey Depre teaches in her Pieced Hexies class on Craftsy.
Earlier this week EQ designers were notified our collections at My EQ Boutique will soon be moved to the Electric Quilt website. I thought I’d pass on this information, in case you are an EQ user and might be interested. So take note… this is the notice:
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.
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.
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.
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! 🙂
Also posted in Books!, Inspiration
Over the weekend we launched our new website…. and now you know what has been keeping me so busy over the last year few months. This, and Jamie’s wedding, and adjusting to a new life, and volunteering, and…
It’s hard for me to believe some of you out there are experiencing sweltering heat while I still face chilly days and even colder nights day in and day out!
Over three weeks ago I started working on several Halloween projects. When I work on any one particular project involving several similar but separate elements, I usually draw and draw and draw, and then select my favorites from all those drawings.
Also posted in Applique, Fall
If you are an Electric Quilt software user you may be aware that they have just updated their blog, now called “Behind the Mouse.”