A fun day of stitching and cutting, cutting and stitching, talking and laughter and getting to know one another – the best kind of day!
We filled our classroom full with 31 students who had gathered from all over the area – ((and Florida!)) for a day of scrappy piecing – all from 1 1/2’’ strips.
OH! The VARIETY! All of the stories that came from cherished scraps, favorite pieces, leftovers from this quilt, or that project and all of the memories that come from them. I love that part about being a scrap quilter. The fabric speaks. The fabric KNOWS! And when we share the scraps with each other, the ripples continue.
The pattern for Garden Party is found in my book Addicted to Scraps, and addicted to scraps we all are.
And the BEST part about this day? NO TRIANGLES! LOL!
(But we’ll be making up for that today in our Smith Mountain Morning workshop soon to commence!)
Everyone was working so intently!
And just when things got really quiet, you’d hear a ruckus o laughter rise up from this corner of the room, or that one, and we’d all have to get in on what was so funny. These gals are just so great to be with.
Blocks coming sweetly together!
Slicing and dicing and rearranging!
Laying them all out together!
You’ll find the rest of our fun in the slideshow below:
Thanks for the amazing time, ladies!
This was a wonderful day to play in the scraps!
Last evening after dinner it was still early enough to get out and walk around the area where I am staying. Mountain brook is a very nice and very well maintained older section of Birming ham with rambling tree lined streets complete with humongous magnolias, and right now the azaleas are in bloom. I got quite a few steps in while appreciating the beauty of well kept homes built in the 1920s through the 1940s while wandering up Canterbury Street.
Take a look:
It was PERFECT!
And I was so perfectly tired when I got back to my room that no sewing happened, just a bit of pressing and cutting so things are ready for me to sew TONIGHT!
There is still time to enter our current Quiltmaker Bundle Gift-Away! The drawing happens on Monday evening. You can find all o the nitty gritty and do your entering ON THAT POST. Good luck, everyone!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
It's not our differences that divide us, it's our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences in others.
We are as diverse as the blocks in this vintage quilt found in North Carolina.
Have a wonderful Saturday, I’m off to the Quilt Mines where 39 students await!