I’m having the best first summer in our new house.
Replacing the four hours of my day that I was commuting Roan to and from school with sewing has proven productive AND there’s World Cup.
I really wanted to get to this design, off-setting a bunch of these rings, but first I felt I needed to get to some of these quilts in process.
I taught a Double-Trouble and Value quilt workshop in Portland last weekend, so this scrappy sample was the first on my list to finish up. The neutral background is a mix of scraps also, including flannel, so I of course love the feel.
A few of us went over to Island Quilter for an impromptu open studio and I was able to tape out Psychedelic Baby’s size on the floor. It was the only way I could figure out how to off-set it properly to be on a queen size bed. I still somewhat messed it up, but I’m good with that. It’s still not square, but close enough for the quilting stage and I’ll access it again after.
I purchased more Essex to fill out the corners on my Sochi Hex quilt (that’s my Olympic joke back to you Sandie) and then I can add it to my huge pile of unquilted tops or finished quilt tops depending on how you look at it;)
I have many starts with stitch and flip triangles. I love their simplicity. This technique is one of two classes I’ll be teaching at the Association of Pacific West Quilters symposium August 2nd and 3rd at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma so I thought I would put together another sample.
I got to thinking that this quilt will work as a new improvisational quilting for beginners workshop sample too.
I’m getting use to my little studio and trying hard to make do with what’s there and my lack of distance from a design wall so that all pennies go into the rat city Garudio.
Pink Chalk Fabrics kindly asked me to take part in their Where I Sew tour, but I had to raincheck. I giggled a bit about what I would show you here. I thought I might still try to post here on my own, but we are preparing to depart for Spain and since Jefe wants to just do carry on backpacks (because we’re still 20) I have to spend some extra time thinking about what to pack. I’m pretty sure my ideas of making a voile pillowcase for my pillow (that I don’t know where I’ll pack) and a clean girl/dirty girl skivvies bag have gone to the end of the list along with that idea in the first picture.
I hope (sort of) that my next post is about digging a ditch and building a French drain for the Garudio remodel.
Have a great month everyone. I’ll likely be over at Instagram here and there.
Oh, and Happy Birthday America!