Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hidden Spools at Sew Expo!

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What makes a dreary cold day in April brighter?  MORE FABRIC!  HAPPY FABRIC!

Fabric and colors can impact my mood ---and even though we grumbled about waking up to snow outside – ((Yes, this is what I saw all over poor Shamu when I went to drive to the Conference center from the lodge ---UGH!!!)) we knew we were going to get to spend the whole day playing with our fabric, petting it, sewing it, pressing it, UNSTITCHING it, and even swapping it with others for more variety in some cases.

And we got SO MUCH sewing done ----you gotta check this out:

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Oooh, pretty!  No cold in here!

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Irons keep us nice and toasty warm too!

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Measuring twice, and cutting ONCE!

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And once again, until blocks appear from strip sets!

And blocks turn into THIS:

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And even the silliness of this:

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And some zealous quilter blows us away with this:

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We are in awe!!  Isn't this going to be great?

You'll find the free pattern for Hidden Spools under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.  Is there a Hidden Spools in your near future?

Check out the slide show for more of our class photos. You’ll even see some shots of videography going on – we were being taped for promos for next year’s event sponsored by the University of Kentucky and the Extension Service.  COOL!

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Hidden Spools, Carrollton, KY 2014

Today we will be building Happy Scrappy Houses All Day Long!

It's my last day in Kentucky, tomorrow I am headed all the way home...

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cityquilter grace said...

waahhhhh i wanna take another bonnie workshop.....and orange? makes my heart zing....love, love, love it!

Quiltingloulou said...

They are certainly very colorful selections and all your ladies look to be having a good time. Can't believe the snow after such a recently warm day for you. Enjoy.

Material Girl said...

We woke up to snow this morning here in Saskatchewan too, it's been cold and windy for the last couple of weeks, but hopefully it warms up soon. Thanks for sharing the pics of all those pretty blocks, love it!!

Julie Vernon said...

OH MY WORD --- the place looks like Fabric Central with smiling faces!!!!

I love this type quilt ... easy, fun to whip up and a joy to see!

Take care driving and all.
Smiles, JulieinTN

Mary said...

Safe travels HOME. Happy Easter to You and your Family! Will you spend it at the Cabin? Who was the guy with the camera? Looks like someone was famous was there.

Jeri said...

Oh man do I love that orange one!

debbees1999 said...

It's Funny how us women use our chests as bullentin boards.
WOW, all of those quilts will be beautiful, My son would love the orange, it is eye popping, love it.