Lectures and Workshops

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Mondrian Blocks

I recently had the opportunity to test Jayne (Twiggy and Opal)'s new pattern for these awesome Mondrian Blocks. I had played with Mondrian style blocks before, nearly three years ago when my friend Chris requested them as bee blocks.  At that time, all I knew to do was to improv piece them (though honestly I didn't  realize then that improv was what I was doing!). Oh, but Jayne has made it so much easier with these paper pieced beauties!

Her pattern includes the two 9 inch blocks that I tested and mini 4 inch blocks too! It includes great photos and diagrams, coloring sheets.... the works!
The pattern is available in her Craftsy shop, here. Hop on over and get one for yourself! you won't be sorry.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Quilt Plano 2018

Yesterday, my friend Bonnie and I went to Quilt Plano, an annual quilt show that is held nearby. I had entered my very first quilt in a show! My Try All The Things improv quilt was entered in the modern category.
Imagine my surprise when I learned I had won a second prize ribbon in the category!
I was thrilled enough to have a quilt hanging in the show. I never expected to win a ribbon!
And guess what? Bonnie's improv quilt won  second place ribbon too!
Bonnie's quilt was made at Debbie Jeske's workshop just like mine.

Because of the sizes of our quilts, we were forced to enter them in different categories. Mine was just barely big enough to enter in the Modern category. Bonnie's was smaller so she entered it in the small quilts category.

It was so awesome to see so many modern quilts throughout the show. This has been a very traditional show for many years. I love to see ALL of the types of quilts, the workmanship is amazing! What a fun day!



Saturday, August 4, 2018

dish towels

oh, hello! I didn't mean to go missing. I've been working away on several different projects that I can't share just yet. 
Right now I have pretty, neutral dish towels on my loom. I've been spending my weekend weaving waffle weave.
I love the texture of it and it makes for nice, absorbent towels when it's done.

What are you working on?