We're getting ready to leave on a sort-of vacation. We'll go see my parents (vacation) and then the hubs and I are heading north to Beaverlodge Alberta for the Around The Block quilt shop summer retreat. I'll be teaching 'Switchback' from my GEARED FOR GUYS book and 'Clambake'. I am so excited to play with these lovely ladies!
Before we go there's lots to do- including tending to my sad little blog. This summer has been tough so I thank the 3 of you who've remained faithful readers. :o) How about a little eye candy before I leave?
I've managed to squeeze in a little sewing this summer. This project has been on the TO-DO list for a long time. I used 6" squares from a pack by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit and added a few scraps I had laying around. I just sewed the squares together in simple fashion.
I had some Tuxedo Rufffle from Michael Miller that I used on the seams. I sandwiched everything together- top, batting, and backing (I used minky- my first time!) and pinned. Then I used my walkin foot to stitch down the rufffles and quilt at the same time. It turned out really cute and was SO simple to make.
I also managed to finish piecing and quilt the little beauty I talked about here.
I started quilting and immediately had second thoughts but by then I was already in too deep. I decided to finish and I'm still not in love with the quilting. But it'll do. I used a varigated thread and quilted in a boxy pattern.
I used Washi Tape by Rashida Coleman Hale for the border. It's perfect! Now to get it bound. The whole point of this quilt was to do something new-to-me. Overall I'm happy with the results.
I hope to visit with you now and then throughout my trip but if you really want to stay on top of my adventures follow me on Instagram @crazyoldladies
See you soon!