Monday, March 23, 2015

Almost There! New Mystery Clue

Can you believe it? We're almost finished with the Mystery Sew-Along! Just one more clue... next month will be the big reveal.  I hope you're enjoying this process as much as I am. Please bring your blocks to April's Saturday Sewing and we can play a bit! :)  Check the tab above to find this month's clue.

No, this picture has nothing to do with the mystery. This is my friend Anna, who was brave enough to take my class, at quilt camp earlier this month. Her blocks look fabulous! (And yes, I caught her mid-sentence.)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

How on earth?!

How on earth did I go from this:

to this?

A weekend retreat, that's how! I'm headed out this morning to join 71 other quilters at Drift Creek Mennonite Church Camp for a weekend of sewing, laughing, sewing, and laughing. This camp is a bit remote, so we take our own bedding as well as clothes and projects. Adding to that is the fact that I'm teaching a class on Saturday morning so I had to include class samples and materials. Snacks to share, books to sell, tools for sewing... you get the idea.

Wait until you see how much I crammed into that one little project box!

Tiny little 3" stars just waiting to be sewn. These are so small I can fit 25 into that little box.

Leaders and enders in the form of 2" finished half-square triangles for this quilt pattern:

It is Scrap Sensation by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith and appears in the Winter 2012/2013 issue of McCalls America Loves Scrap Quilts.

Next up is month four of a mystery block-of-the month through Something to Crow About in Springfield, Oregon. Can't wait to see how this looks when it grows up into a whole quilt!

Last but not least is a mystery provided by Trish Mayhew at camp. I've done as much pre-cutting as I can and am anxious to get started.  Confession: after seeing this picture, I went back and cut out new background fabric for this project. I'm hoping I love it and will make another that is red/navy/gold with the background fabric shown below.

Woo hoo! Can't wait to see everyone. I'll let you know my progress when I return.