Time to circle up the Featherweights!
Round them up, quilters –it’s time to show our stuff!
Vroom vroom vroom!
They may not have “all” the bells and whistles but these vintage beauties were a number to be reckoned with at our Chunky Churn Dash workshop with the Lighthouse Quilters & Friends in Grand Haven Michigan.
Just look at the loveliness pictured here:
And THREE white ones!!
I think that’s a first for any workshop!
And a great day to sew it was ---
This was my view as I stepped off the front porch on the way to class. A fluffy white winter wonderland, perfect for staying INSIDE and sewing our hearts out. What a difference from just the evening before when I had taken my long walk around town.
I so love the old stately homes!
Mobbing the book table!
These blocks are so adorable!
Have you made a Chunky Churn Dash quilt? The pattern is FREE under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog and is super fun and easy, made with simple 1 1/2” strip sets and 2 1/2” squares. NO TRIANGLES!
Check out the fussy cuts!
This is way too much fun.
We easily and quickly made the hour glass alternate blocks using 3 1/2” strips and the Essential Triangle tool instead of the alternate method of working from 7 1/4” squares in the traditional way. Working with 3 1/2” strips is easier, faster and much more accurate.
I wanted to take this lavender baby home!
Check out the rest of our day in the slideshow below:
We had a fabulous day!
Hanging with the Kalamazoo Kontingency!
I’m also slipping this little video promo in here because this is something that I am participating in, sponsored by TheQuiltShow.com!
I have a giveaway bundle worth over $300 that will be up for grabs during this coming weekend. I will be posting the link you need to use to get to the giveaway for my bundle here on my blog on FRIDAY. (The day we close on the new cabin! YAY!) You will click the link to enter – and hopefully WIN!
There are over 200 shows you can watch for Free on The Quilt Show, and more fun and prizes are being offered by other designers as well – so be ready to celebrate QUILTING WEEKEND with us!
Time to grab some breakfast and head out for Day 2 of workshops in Grand Haven. Up on deck – Scrappy Mountain Majesties!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
You are who you spend your time with. As Jim Rohn puts it, "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with." Or in other words, you become like your friends.
Remember this from teenager-hood? It's still true today. The people we surround ourselves with help set the baseline for what we think is okay, what we think is possible and what we are exposed to.
Find positive friends, and be one yourself!
have a great Tueday, everyone!