Sunday Sew-In Sept. 19
I’ve scheduled another Sunday Sew-In for next week on Sept. 19 and I’d love to have you join me.
This is a time to sew together, get inspired by a new scrappy block pattern and make some new friends!
I hosted a Sunday Sew-In in June and it was an experiment but I enjoyed it and others seemed to enjoy it, so this time I have a better idea of how to do it.
One element I’m adding: Show and Tell by YOU!
You can share any quilt you’d like to. Of course I’d especially love to see something inspired by a Stash Bandit class, idea or design but all quilts are welcome. And this is optional, of course. To participate in show and tell:
Email me a photo or several using firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll upload all of the images so that everyone can see them, and then you can talk about your quilt when it’s your turn. If you prefer not to speak, just tell me about your quilt in your email and I’ll share it for you.
In June we enjoyed this Starburst block and saw many ways to use it.
This week I’m designing a new block and I’m having such a good time dreaming up ways to make it shine!
In other news, here are a few things I’ve been playing with.
This is StarQuar Lemon Zest, one of the scrappy adventures I had while building my StarQuar class. I taught the class on Friday and Saturday last week to two different groups of quilters and it was a fun time together.
I will teach it again so if you couldn’t come this time, there will be another opportunity. I’d love to have you join me.
This StarQuar Symphony block happened during playtime but I think it has good potential. I wish there were more hours in the day to explore all the ideas in my head. But I’m pretty sure you’ll be seeing more of this guy!
I do mostly simple piecing because for me it’s all about letting the fabric do the work. I like using my stash and my scraps to create interesting designs. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about how to make a scrap quilt sing, and that’s what I aim to teach quilters in my classes.
The little quilt above is called Waste Management because it was made from bonus half-square triangles from another project. They’d have been thrown away if I hadn’t loved the fabrics so much.
Who am I kidding? I hardly ever throw patches or leftovers away. 🙄
Waste Management is part of my One Hundred Small Quilts trunk show. This is so much fun to share with quilt guilds! I do it in person only, as this one didn’t translate well to virtual. Part of its effect is the sheer volume and you don’t get that on Zoom. But it’s easy to travel with, and I’ve flown with it successfully, too.
I’d love to share it with your quilt guild! Visit my START HERE page.
I hope to see you on Sunday, Sept 19 for the Sew-In. It will be so much fun!