Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Idaho Square Dance, Pennsylvania Style!


Yesterday we filled our time with the two blocks from Idaho Square Dance from the Addicted to Scraps book OH the fun fun fun!

I love this photo from the end of our class room day.  You can see the blur of busy hands laying down blocks, turning them to make the design.

It took a village!


It was a veritable sweat shop of machines – all 58!


Idaho Square Dance blocks – in all color ways!
I love this butterscotch and blue version!


Purple and lime with orange!  Weeee!


Cranking them out before lunch!


Log cabins in the afternoon!

I had the quilters work on blocks in sets of 4 – it’s a short chain, but we see more progress, and when 4 log cabin bocks are done we can start laying things out:


Oh yes!  Things are happening!


Remember, this quilt is set on point --

But straight set looks great too!


Try a variety of layouts!


Cutting it up with a group of Canadian quilters!


Another awesome workshop day is in the books!

You’ll find the rest of our workshop fun i the video below.  Click to play:

We had a great great great time!

That’s 4 workshops and one lecture in 4 days – it’s a good thing we’ve got two days to recuperate before we do two more to end this series.  Pinwheel Fancy and Wanderlust are on the schedule for Thursday and Friday – and we’ve got a couple of openings should you be interested in joining us.  Contact Mary’s Quilt Shop for more details!

This morning – out the door early for a MASSAGE! 


Quiltville Quote of the Day!

There really is no place like home!  I’m looking forward to some cabin time during a long Labor Day weekend!

Have a great Tuesday – however you spend it!


  1. I made an Idaho Square Dance for your Quilt Show Episode. Great memories in those scraps. Idaho was my favorite Summer place with cousins in Treasure Valley.

  2. love love love hearing your laugh ... directing the class on laying out the blocks! ALMOST as good as being there... your positive philosophy and sharing of same is so in alignment with mine.. thank you Cats in Carlsbad CA

  3. 58 quilters in this class! I was in one of the classes there last year and we were one or two people short of 50 (if I remember correctly). That is a lot of thread, machines, laughter, and fun in one room - such good therapy for all.

  4. Love watching all your workshops and can’t wait to attend one. I read your blog daily and my thoughts and prayers are with Mark and you girlfriend! Love you.

  5. I love love love the Idaho square dance... Being that I've lived in Idaho for more than 30 years now. I think I need to make one. Going to need to buy your book, on scrap busters. I am currently doing the diamond tiles, and I think I got more ready to sew than I need - probably a good 4 - 5 quilts worth. But they are fun.

  6. I am also working on Idaho Square dance it's the first one I've tried from tht book have others in progress from Leaders and Enders. My husband is so happy I am using up my closet full of bags of scraps1

  7. 58? That's one huge class!


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