It’s also a good opportunity to talk about things like value, variety and the need for collecting MORE neutrals!
It’s amazing what we discover when we start discussing amongst ourselves where we think we fall SHORT in our stashes……and I’d say hands down that most felt that they didn’t have enough variety in their neutrals and planned on stocking up there ---
Neutrals are ALWAYS a legal purchase for me, and I love finding new and fun ones to include in future quilts.
With the onset of winter not that far off in the future, many of us know that the two simple weather-forecast-words of “WINTERY MIX” mean that we joke about those who flock to the grocery store to stock up on “WHITE STUFF”: Toilet paper, eggs, milk, bread ---and I’d like to add neutral fabrics having the same kind of urgency for any quilt-emergency! Always be on the look out for neutrals that will work to power up your backgrounds. There are so many fun ones out there!
I know what I’ll be looking for at the Bluegrass Quilt Festival in Shepherdsville, KY this weekend!
Here’s a few photos from our workshop yesterday morning. We were a smaller class, about twenty of us, and even stating that it was a half day workshop, these ladies accomplished bushels and beaucoups!
Some of the ladies were working with 2” strips, and some with 2.5” strips. Having the variety of sizes there also showed us how different things can be.
Ends of strip sets that were too short to cut squares from were being sub-cut into units for checkerboard borders, 4 patches, or 16 patches ----total fabric fun!
This morning we start the Bluegrass Quilt Festival with a Cathedral Stars workshop…..I was at the show setting up my classroom last afternoon while they were hanging the quilts and I can hardly wait to go back and spend some time! It promises to be a treat!