So, life has a way of, you know, being life and last week was no exception. I was all packed and ready for Quilting LIVE and I was EXCITED! Well, then I was completely banjaxed by the head cold from hades. I mean completely BANJAXED!
So, now I am here to apologize to anyone who came hoping to see me. My friend Diane taught the classes and said everyone was lovely.
I will have bog worthy writing soon, once I stop blowing my nose!
I had bunches of fun this summer getting ready for the Bursting Star Quilt Along (coming later this year). The fabric we used was Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille. Isn't it yummy? This video series showcases this really fun pattern, Bursting Star. It's a great way to get up and running with strip peiced diamonds without having to worry about set-in seams. I'm hooked and I know you will be too! Stay tuned for more details.
First, I want to thank you all for your lovely, lovely comments when I asked for feedback. I think I can safely say that most people are game for another quilt and most people are fine with it not being a BOM since it’s hard to keep up. When I thought about it more I realized that to do a good job I think the best plan is to have a block every quarter. That way I won’t be too rushed and I can do a really good job with tutorials and everything. Maybe I should call it a BAQ (Block a Quarter).
Right now I am in the final prep stages for Quilting LIVE and I will get going on the center block the minute I get home!
One of the best parts of working at McCall's Quilting is that I get to work with spectacular designers. Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs is one of my tippy top favorites. We all get a little swoony when one of Gerri's quilts arrives. So you can just imagine how wonderful her book is going to be. Be sure to head over to Fat Quarter Shop and pre-order your copy today!
Hello blog friends! I'm looking for a little feedback here about my next project. I have LOVED doing the block of the months in the past and I am currently working on designing another one (see pictures). My little problem...producing one block per month for my style of quilt is, well, a little demanding now that I work full time. What do you think of a Block of the (every other) Month? AND, can we think of a catchy name for that? I'm completely open.
Anyway, as you can see from my pictures, it's another bird theme quilt. I know some of you have been wanting butterflies and I might have a alternative butterfly design that people can substitute. I haven't decided yet. All I know is that every time I walk by this drawing I get a little twitterpated (my new fav word minus the romantic part). So I think I just need to jump right in and get started!
Let me know what you think!
Oh, by the way, the drawing is the center block. There will be 12 blocks surrounding that. There may or may not be an appliqued border...haven't gotten that far yet.