It’s a verb you know? Or at least it will be in my modern log cabin pillow class at Drygoods. I managed to make two and stick to the perimeters of the 20×20 square I taped out on my design wall. I always want to do more or go large. My hope is after the class students will feel the same.
Weird as it is, I started my colors for this project from a zipper pull. Keli at Drygoods has some fun colors to choose from and the Alexander Henry Heath and Michael Miller Cotton Couture grays were a natural match to that candy green. So I stacked up on muslin for lining (Drygoods has 90″ wide Moda muslin that I always consume by the bolt) and these goods for my pillows and made my way home to my own stash.
I started with what I’ll call the Quarter Turn Pillow. Looks complicated, but it is just four blocks placed together. Jacquie’s matchstick quilting almost killed me. It took me all day, I can’t imagine doing it on a quilt, but its outcome was stellar. Then when all was said and done I wished I had done the same matchstick quilting on the other pillow too.
Tunnel Vision is a log cabin block from our book Quilting Modern. I have one more I wanna make of course to add to this set (something about the number three). Log cabins have endless possibilities and with everyone in class doing their own improv thing there will be lots of examples.
Both got an invisible zipper done my way. I love a perfect pillow.
Though Jefe would like these to stay on our couch he’s getting Alexander Henry Anime Ninja girls instead.
One more thing. Do you know who these people are? Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle! Read on, I’m all signed up!
The Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild welcomes Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio to Bainbridge Island this week. Lecture on Friday, July 26 and Workshop on Saturday, July 27.
Tickets available for online purchase at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/389972
More details of the event on the blog: http://www.pinkchalkstudio.com/blog/2013/07/22/weeks-ringle-and-bill-kerr-of-modern-quilt-studio-bainbridge-island-class-lecture/
Welcome to Quilting Workshop at Drygoods starting Tuesday the 23rd.
Open Quilting Studio at Drygoods on Wednesday the 24th from 11-3pm.
Modern Crazy Piecing at Drygoods on Sunday the 28th from 10am-4pm.