This is a sign of a happy piecing quilter!
We met yesterday in Newnan, Georgia with the Common Threads Quilters and friends who traveled in from Alabama for a full and fun Oklahoma Backroads workshop!
It had been a while since I had brought this quilt quilt out to play, and I was reminded how easy it is, and what a fun design it makes!
This pattern is related to the Road to Oklahoma block, only we’ve called it BACK roads because we’ve reversed the value placement, using darks as the background, and lights as the star design that appears when we put blocks together.
It’s fun working with light fabrics on a dark background! I should do more of this!
And the ladies agreed with me.
Waving from below!
Our workshop space was a church fellowship hall that had stairs going up to the second level, so I climbed stairs to get a view of the busy quilt activity below!
Hello, down there!
In any large space such as this, the most important thing is access to electricity so the tables were grouped near outlets on the outside of the room giving us lots of space for cutting tables in the center.
Irons were in the KITCHEN!
Moving the irons to a different circuit prevented the power from tripping…and it forced us to get OUT of our chairs and take a few steps in between lines of sewing yet another chain of pieces.
Check out this Ford Deluxe!
Isn’t this machine a beauty?! You know my passion for the 1950s Japanese imports and all of their auto-paint colors and shiny chrome accents. This machine purred like a kitten, so quiet you could barely hear it!
I had to give it a test run!
We set the seam allowance where it needed to be, and this machine was sewing perfect seams in no time!
Our blocks laid out together!
Such a fun day to play in Newnan, GA!
You'll find the free pattern to make your own Oklahoma Backroads quilt under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.
Enjoy the rest of our photos in the slide show below:
Last evening we gathered for the June meeting of the Common Threads quilters and I was able to give my presentation on the Scrap User’s System to a full house!
Quilts laid over pews for display!
Prayers for Sadie, please.
This is my sweet girl Sadie. She is at the vet hospital right now with what appears to be a tumor on her side. She is having surgery this morning.. She also has a heart murmur, which may make surgery difficult. This girl holds my heart, and at 10 years old I'm not ready to let her go yet. Please send all of the positive thoughts prayers and well wishes that you can!
The Hubster and son Jeff are home with her and will be taking care of her. I am sure she will come home with the cone of shame. I’ll let you know how it all goes as I learn more. It’s hard being away when she is going through this.
On the upside, they are going to clean her teeth while she is under for the surgery.
This morning I am leaving Newnan and making my way south to Albany Georgia where I’ll be with the Wire Grass Quilters next!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage quilt found in Kentucky.
Your life is 100% yours. Your opinion should matter more to you than the opinions of others who don't have to live within your skin.
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!