Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Broken Panes QAL

I'm thrilled to be joining Jen over at Patterns by Jen for the Broken Panes Quilt Along.

When I first saw a picture of this quilt, I knew that I wanted to make it. There's something just really fun about this quilt!

I was really happy when Jen put out a request for a few bloggers to participate in the QAL and she picked me to be one of them. Yay!!

Here's the schedule Jen has put together for us:


May 14th - Fabric Prep
May 21st - Needles and Rotary Cutters
May 28th - Bobbins and Thread June 4th - Cutting
June 11 - Sewing strips and sub - cutting
June 18 - Sewing week
June 25 - Sewing blocks together
July 2nd - Piecing top
July 9 - Quilting prep
July 16 - Sewing/basting week
July 23 - Quilting
July 30 - Finishing touches
August 13 - Some sort of quilt link up or something to show the finished tops (either fully pieced or fully quilted)


I'll be making the 57" x 82" version, and here are the fabrics I've chosen.

Yep! I'm making a patriotic version. I plan to use this as a Quilt of Valor project and am sure that it'll look great. My fabrics are shown from left to right in the order that they appear in the fabric requirements on the pattern. I've swapped the blue star fabric for the red, the gold stars for the orange, the white swirl for the green, dark blue for the blue, and the red for the teal. 

There's still time to join the fun.

Go to Jen's blog to find out where to get the pattern and check out the information she has provided on choosing and prepping your fabric. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Productive Classes/Workshops

I love it when workshops or classes that I teach are productive!

Check out the awesomeness that I had the pleasure to be around recently.

We all had a fun time helping Teresa pick fabric for her first quilt, Rainbow Star

More Rainbow Star Quilts - they are all so pretty and so different!

Shelly's balck background is stunning!

One Block Wonder - love this layout!

Another One Block Wonder Layout option

Kay's One Block Wonder made from a panel.

More One Block Wonder Blocks, but this time the hexagon blocks are going to be mixed with some triangles. 

Jill is looking at her triangle fabric options

Love this scrappy quilt!

Kathy is making lots of heart blocks! Check out the picture later in the post of her partial quilt layout.

Diane is getting some quilting done.

Catherine is working on a new Simply a Pleasure table runner.

Teresa is concentrating on her point pinning.  :-)

Denise is adding the binding to a beautiful baby quilt.

Donna embroidered a cover for her food processor. She's got a new machine and learning it quite well.

Denise finished her binding and is making two little pouches. 

Kathy is using my Girl's Best Friend quilt as a design wall. She's got all the heart blocks done and sewing rows together. They look awesome and they all match up beautifully. Yay for accurate 1/4" seam allowances.  :-)

Donna finished her cover and it looks great!

Another awesome Rainbow Star quilt, made from batiks.

I think Teresa did a great job on her first quilt, don't you?

I love seeing all this creative productivity! I am blessed to be able to share this with so many people.