We had a great day to play with some simple blocks that have SO MUCH BANG to them when we put them together.
I love workshop days like this. There are only a few demos for basic units such as triangles from strings with specialty rulers, doing test units to make sure that seams are falling where they should, and a whole lot of continuous piecing to increase productivity.
And of course loads of visiting and chatting and laughing when there are 41 students all from surrounding states as well as Tennessee –it was a scrap quilting PARTY!
While I made my Bricks in the Barnyard using recycled fabrics, this one works up beautifully in fabrics of all kinds from modern greys and yellows to patriotic shades of red while and blue perfect for the 4th of July holiday to Christmas fabrics that have been saved for years, as well as novelties, batiks, civil war reproductions and everything else under the sun.
The possibilities are truly endless!
Chain, chain chain!
Press, press, press!
Sew, sew, sew!
And if you can do it on a candy apple red Singer 301 long bed, all the better! I think we all left a bit of drool as we petted tis sweet stitcher!
And Diane was busy on her 99 hand crank:
In the classroom during today's Bricks in the Barnyard workshop! Diane is sewing on her singer 99 that she has converted into a hand crank! Sew much fun! . . . #quilt #quilting #patchwork #quiltville #bonniekhunter #quiltntravel #quiltfriends #quiltguild #quiltworkshop #quiltclass #vintagesewingmachine #handcrank
We gathered around, pooling everyone’s blocks together to play with layouts!
Diamonds, dark and light!
And you better be careful where you leave your phone while demoing layouts on your hands and knees on the floor! Some one might grab it and….
I busted a gut when I found this photo that *I* didn’t take while editing the pictures down this morning!
You’ll find the rest of our shenanigans in the slide show below. Enjoy!
It was such a fun day! You’ll find the pattern for Bricks in the Barnyard to make your own in my book Scraps & Shirttails II. Signed copies are available in the Quiltville Store.
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Drawing happens the evening of July 5th.
This morning Irene and I are loading up the van and headed to THE CABIN for 4th of July. We’ll arrive about dinner time and will be meeting up with family and Sadie for a couple days of porch rocker time.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
People too often forget that it is our own choice how we want to spend the rest of our lives. Choose not to just go with the flow!
Bowdacious quilt from my book Adventures with Leaders & Enders shared by a student.
Time to pack up the van, and head out on our journey toward the mountains!
Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!