Summer is serious this year in Seattle, finally!
The Northern Irish side of the family have come and gone already.
We took in a Sounders game in Vancouver and a load of swimming where ever we could.
These are the kind of summers that initially made me love Seattle when I was dating Jefe and would come visit. I’ve neglected my sewing machine and have been on a bit of a destash frenzy to cover the expense of our fun. Luckily winter gave me plenty of finished quilts to show off.
Thanks to Sandie my Scrappalicious Double-Trouble is quilted!
I showed design possibilities for this block here earlier and I’ll be running a Double-Trouble block workshop on Sunday, September 22nd at Drygoods if you want to come play.
We’ll cover the construction and design possibilities of the block, but since we will be playing with half-square triangles we’ll have one for ourselves and one to trade.
I’m in love with this small flower fabric that has disappeared from the face of the earth, and not because I bought it all, because I would have. It makes the sweetest binding.
I added some blocks to the back that have been hiding out in the unfinished project tote for awhile now.
It didn’t make a noticeable dent in that tote, but nice to see them somewhere. The rest of the back is flannel, it truly is lovely to the touch.
I’ll also be bringing all my scraps to add to the opposing corners of the block for the workshop. It’s fun to use up those small goodies. I’m hoping the weather will hold and we can open the french doors of the studio and shop the market for some autumn bounty to boot!
The couch received its summer pillows too.
I’ve got (4) sets of 6″ charm squares left from my blue destash. I had over 70 blue prints that I cut, many are out of print. If you are looking to add some blue to your fabric diet I’m destashing these at $48 each, plus US flat rate shipping. Just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Green is coming next. If you follow on Instagram that’s usually where my destashes are. Green is next and then black and whites.
Thinking ahead to fall classes!
Need help with a quilting project? Open studio dates:
Daytime Open Studios: Wednesday, and August 14th and 28th from 11-3pm at Make*Do*Mend (sign-up required)
Night Open Studios: Wednesdays, August 21st from 5-9pm at Drygoods in Ballard.
::Modern Log Cabin Pillow Class::
$85/Sunday, August 25th from 10am-4pm at Drygoods in Ballard
It’s hard to resist a new skill when it can be so pretty! Using a variation on a log cabin quilt block technique from Quilting Modern, Katie will lead you through piecing your pillow front, possible quilting ideas and then show you her foolproof pillow technique using an invisible zipper!
::Free-Motion Quilting Open Studio Sessions::
Tuesdays, September 17th and 24th 6 to 9:00 p.m. /$70 for two sessions, includes materials
Consider it risk-free motion! This will be the perfect opportunity to learn and/or refine free-motion quilting skills. Free-motion quilting takes time and practice, and this is a great way to get started with the help of Katie Pedersen. Take in organic and geometric free-motion quilting and design inspiration while practicing on quality machines. Muslin and batting provided.
Experience level: sewing experience suggested and beginners welcome.
::Double-Trouble Sunday Workshop::
$60/ Sunday, September 22 from 10am-4pm at Drygood Designs
Ready to create a simple modern quilt? Double-Trouble is a fun interactive technique and design workshop that merges a traditional triangular block with an improvisational triangle block technique. We will create two of the same triangular blocks, one for ourselves and one for trade. The Double-Trouble block itself has unlimited design possibilities that we will explore to create unique quilt designs.
::Modern Improvisational Coin Quilt::
$85/Thursday, September 26th and October 3rd from 6-9pm at The Quilting Loft in Ballard
Interested in creating a modern quilt with improvisational techniques, but don’t know where to start? Then this is the class for your first modern quilt! Learn improvisational techniques like angle and strip piecing while creating a modern coin quilt loosely based on a tradition Chinese Coin Quilt Design. A great quilt to feature your favorite prints. No two will be the same. All levels of sewists welcome.
::Whole Cloth Finishing Class::
$85/Tuesdays, October 1st and 8th from 6-9pm at The Quilting Loft in Ballard
Quilt top, batting, and a backing…baste, quilt, and bind! Learn the essential basics of finishing a quilt without piecing a thing. Create a simple crisp modern baby quilt while learning the process. Quilting designs with a walking foot will be a covered. Walking foot required.
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