I know I've shared this quilt on the blog at least a couple of times over the years, but it truly is a favorite. And it seems this mix of fall colors never goes out of style!
This quilt marked one of my first attempts at applique' (about 10 years ago, I think). I sewed interfacing to the right side of my fabrics, cut a slit in the interfacing and then turned the fabrics right side out.
I then used a machine buttonhole stitch to applique shapes to the backgrounds.
My friend Andrea who owns the Christmas Goose quilt shop in Las Vegas, Nevada did the amazing custom quilting on this.
Every year when I bring this out I marvel all over again at her work; she took so much time and care with every block!
Not only does this quilt mark one of my first attempts at applique', but it also showcases one of my first big scrappy quilts. I used fabrics from my stash and bought very little fabric to make this quilt.
I learned tons from making this quilt which is another reason it's one of my favorites.
Scrappy quilts are so much fun! And because I love scrappy quilts, I strive to keep learning about mixing and matching fabrics. This week I was treated to a free Craftsy class about scraps given by one of the queens of scrappy quilting, Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. Not only does Edyta design beautiful quilts, but she also designs fabric for Moda and is one of the sweetest most genuine people you'll ever meet). One of her talks at a quilt market Schoolhouse a couple of years had me quite emotional as she spoke about her genuine love of quilting.
Some of Edyta's Quilts at Quilt Market last year
Edyta's class covers scrappy strips and square patches, and she gives tips for sewing these units as well as tips for putting fabrics together. There are also quilt patterns included with the class materials. I've so enjoyed this class!
Use this link to get 50% off of Edyta's scrappy quilting class, Mix & Match: Inspired Scrappy Quilting. This class is regularly $39.99, but is only $19.99 through 11:59 p.m. October 15, 2015, MST. (Disclosure: while the class was provided to me for no charge by Craftsy, these opinions are my own).
Finally, Craftsy now has all craft supplies (including fabric) discounted up to 70% off for holiday gift making. This sale will last through 11:59 p.m. October 13th, 2015, MST.
I've been working on my Farmer's Wife Blocks in between binding quilts...I'll be back soon with this week's blocks.
Thanks so much for stopping by!