Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Speaking In Camrose

Slab blocks made with scraps

I am the guest speaker tonight at the Camrose Quilt Guild. My topic is all about scrap quilts. How I sort and store my scraps. How I use the scraps and the scrap quilts that I make. 
I will be showing many other Rainbow scrap quilts. 

Here are the strings I needed to make the quilt below. Most are 1 1/2" strips but some are not that size, it was OK if it was short or just a bit larger. The lengthen of the strips are around 5 or 6" long. It was used for the outer boarder. 

Here are the blocks. 

And the finished quilt. I got the pattern you can see the pattern I bought Here. I made a few changes so I did not follow it to a tea. 

I am also teaching a class for them in early November. I am so excited to be doing some more teaching and speaking. I have asked my mom, Betty, to come with me tonight, she got me started in the hobby of quilting.  

Thursday, October 4, 2018

New Blocks and Fabric

So just a quick fast post. I got some new fabric on sale from A Quilter's Home, a local Mail order quilt shop. The large pink print I got enough to use it on the back of my Red/Pink Many Trips Around the World Quilt. Getting it on sale is a bonus. 

Next up are some more blocks at be used in a another Many Trips Around the World quilt. If I am going to teach this class again, it is extra nice to have a set of blocks to play with in class. So this is the start of the next set of Blocks. I have all kinds of scrappy 2 1/2" strips to use for this quilt. 

This is a block for our Pizza Box exchange. I needed to get one more block done for one of the boxes. We should be done soon, not sure where we are at. I forgot to ask at guild meeting last night. The blocks for this box were so nice, it will be a pretty quilt. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Scrappy Trips Around the World

I got to teach this past week. A good friend of mine offered her home and knew some relatives of her would come for a quilt class. So her sister, mom and aunt, along with 2 friends all came. When we had more room we opened it up and a couple of my friends came too. 
She cooked a nice lunch and had scones for snack time. 

I have used these blocks to show them how you can change the pattern. I flipped and moved blocks around. Great fun. Now the blocks show 2 trips on the left and the zig zag pattern in the middle to the right. Cool!

So class finished up late on Saturday. Sunday I wanted to sew for myself. I thought it would be good to sew my blocks together. I was slow and got started and still have more to do. 
So I hope I can show off my finished quilt top soon. 

I have added today's post to Sew Fresh Quilts and Let's Bee Social