Monday, January 25, 2016

Fabric Bowls with Catherine Redford

This weekend was fantastic. The Road To California Quilt Market was at the Ontario Convention Center not too far from where I live in Orange County, CA. I participated in two classes. Thread Painting with Nancy Prince and Wrapped In Scraps with Catherine Redford. Both classes were fun. I find trying out a new technique is alway very inspiring. 

Here I am with Catherine. She is a great teacher and explained things very well. It also helped that were were not a lot of participants in the class, it gave us a lot of one on one time.

The bowl show here was completely made of scraps left over from other projects. Almost everyone in the class used yardage, I was the only one who really used scraps. I think my bowl is really pretty. I am going to make many many more bowls with this technique.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Eurasian Jay

This block was by far the most complicated block I have ever attempted!

I am satisfied I did the best I could do. I like the fabric choices and I am very glad I kept trying to figure out the pattern and that I finished it. It is for free on Craftsy by Shape Moth (here) But it is not for the faint at heart. No wonder why this quilt is taking me so long to complete. 

I am linking up with Free Motion By The River
Link Tuesday.
I love looking at all the new projects Connie fans come up with.

Monday, January 18, 2016

In The Garden

Back to working on my "In The Garden" quilt. I love paper piecing and this one is full of it. The blocks are 12" square, I went thought all the free patterns I have and found two more that will work. One is an Australian Kokako (from Tartankiwi) and the other an Eurasian Jay. I have finished the Kokako and now working on the very intricate Jay. The Eurasian Jay pattern is from Shape Moth did not have a placement guide... what do you expect for free? I almost gave up, it was like putting a puzzle together, finally I printed out another set of of the pattern and taped it together - then color coded it. 
Australian Kokako

On the pink design board
Progress on the Eurasian Jay

"In The Garden"
Here are some of the other posts about this quilt:
Beautiful Bird

My friend Ann and I went shopping Saturday - another of our local quilt shops is closing...The Flying Geese in Tustin. Everything is 30% off.

Got some Kaffe Fassett and basic white.

Finally sewing again! Hope to be back soon with more.
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