Happy Wednesday! Wow...I can't believe it's the middle of the week already! I'm happy to announce that I finally got to gift a quilt I've been saving for a little while.
You see, this sweet baby quilt was included in my first book, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home, and I've been saving it for our first grandson who has now happily arrived!
Quilts like this aren't meant to stay in the closet! So happy that Chelsi's little boy is the new owner of this one! Mom and baby are doing wonderful!
I haven't been able to do a lot of sewing this week as I've been trying to unpack and get organized after a fantastic weekend of teaching at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe in West Linn, Oregon. I had the most wonderful time and met so many amazing quilters. If you haven't been to this shop, it's definitely a "bucket list" shop! Jan and Brian and their employees have created a quilter's wonderland inside. No matter what your style, you'll be able to find a lot of inspiration inside!
I was able to teach two classes: on Friday I taught Kitchen Sink (the cover quilt) from C&T Publishing Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation, and on Saturday I taught Mahalo. We had such a fun time! I thought I'd share some of the fun fabrics the ladies used for their Mahalo quilts. Clockwise from below left: Varsity by Sweetwater for Moda, scrappy 30's, Blue Barn by Edyta Sitar for Moda, and mostly Bonnie & Camille scrappy! There were lots of other great combinations, too, including several Christmas versions! This really is a pattern that looks beautiful in any fabric combination.
I've got a lot of sewing I want to get going on now that I'm home...I just want to get stitching!
Thanks so much for stopping by!