Last weekend I loaded up the car, hopped the ferry and spent the weekend teaching an Improv Coin Quilt Workshop on Vashon Island at Island Quilter. I’ve got my timing down now, if I aim for the right ferry, from my doorstep in Seattle to theirs it takes me only about an hour.
I had great company. The class was full of students that have become close friends and a few newbies. The flu has hit the area and we missed those that couldn’t make it.
As usual I didn’t get finished photos. I’m working on that.
My friend Anne above made a return from a previous coin quilt class to finish hers up. Her colors popped.
Anja, who owns Island Quilter joined in. I was so delighted, she’s always working so hard and it was fun to have her play along. She dug into her old Heather Ross.
Love this lady! Suzie thinks outside the box and always keeps a class lively. She went vivid with her colors and ended with a fun mix of saturated shot cottons in her background.
I can’t wait to see Lotta’s quilt finished. She dug through my white/neutral scrap box to piece the background for her quilt. Like my sample below.
It’s fun how it adds another dimension.
Katie is new to quilting. I loved how hers had long curves to the piecing once she started putting the background in. I’ll see her at my Open Sew there on Friday night to finish up.
Fabric! I can’t help but browse the unbelievable amount of fabric they have.
This time around I had two projects in mind. Valentine pouches for my pouch class there.
And some Alexander Henry home decor for a much needed new ironing board cover.
I’ve got some classes this week, but I’m etching out some time to sew!
::Whole Cloth Quilt Finishing Class:: $85/Tuesdays, January 22nd and 29th at Make*Do*Mend 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.
Need help with a quilting project? Open studio dates:
Wednesday, January 23rd from 11am-3pm at Make*Do*Mend.
Friday, January 25th from 5-10pm at Island Quilter on Vashon Island (sign-up required).