I’ve had two quilts in process for Jacquie’s and my crazy piecing class on May 22nd at Island Quilter.
I almost scratched this one, thinking it didn’t have enough dark values, but you know what? No dark values=softer mellow feel and for a baby quilt that’s just perfect. Everyone loves a mellow baby.
I had to confine myself with some masking tape on my wall to keep my size down. My tendency is to get larger and larger.
With the floor freshly mopped I basted it this morning and didn’t even have to move the table out because of its wee size.
I have a HUGE tote full of neutral scraps and I crazy pieced a load of those into the background as well. It just needed something in those zones.
I’m thinking sky blue vertical lines for quilting. I want it to retain it’s soft drape and I only have cotton batting, so I’ll have to refrain from getting them too close together.
Then I couldn’t resist putting this up on the blank design wall. All of it except the four rows that won’t fit. Triangles are Saturdays class. Large it will be. My original plan was a lap quilt, but dreamt of it on our bed…then I thought, what the hell, what man wouldn’t want to sleep under mermaids with sea stars as pasties?
It needs some rearranging and those extra four rows, but I like it, all scrappy and such.
Roan’s been on the couch for three days with a virus, so my sewing time and catching up with him on Dr. Who has been steady. If you’re an Instagrammer then I have also been destashing. I’m here.
The Flip Triangle is a day-long workshop where we’ll get you off to a great start in creating a modern quilt with sharp points and design. Choosing fabrics for high impact, proper technique for cutting and successful piecing of triangle blocks will be covered. Great class for beginners, but all levels of sewists welcome.
Experience: all levels welcome; great for beginners
Date: Saturday, May 4th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Drygoods Designs in Ballard
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