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!
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!