Victory Block retreat! April 15 2017, 2 Comments


 

Last weekend, I taught at my annual 2 day retreat with friend, Maureen in Salem, MA, at the House of Seven Gables. It's by far one of my favorite places to teach!  Being able to come back each year and having a group of quilters that I get to spend more and more time with each time, is a real treat as a teacher... I get to know you better, I know your skills, I know how far you you can go beyond a pattern! It's very satisfying to watch everyone grow and change as a quilter!  

 

This weekend was no different!  We had one big design wall, so all the various blocks could be added to see each others work. It's such a learning experience to see how the block changes depending on all the variations of color placement in this traditional block. 

 

We focused on two patterns based on my Victory Block template setDancing legs, and Fade to Purple.  Next, students got to choose to follow the design or go improv and come up with their own design with the pattern... I think they all did beautifully, and I came away inspired! (...and eager to sew!)

 

Way to go Ladies!!! You all played Beautifully!  ;-)

 

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A Splendid Day! April 13 2017, 0 Comments

 

The SPLENDID SAMPLER book is here! Jane and Pat did an amazing job getting this organized and I'm so happy to have been a part of it! My little Full Circle Block landed on the cover!  Adorable!!

 

Jane and Pat have a giveaway happening an you can join in by clicking here.

 

It has been so much fun watching all the different quilts come together! All the various blocks are so adorable!  If you haven't made one yet, you can join in on the FB page, as they start the next round.

 

 

I encourage you all to go back and learn my block..  You build your appliqué skills and learn how to make easy little circles!  They are not hard, and what better way to learn a new skill on a small project! My video is always listed on my website.

 

And if you want an even easier project then go ahead and try my small, 4" variety snack set templates! Easy to piece and very adorable!

 

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