Friday, August 27, 2010

I posted two posts today so you will need to go to the previous post first - before finishing up here! Or go backwards, it really doesn't matter!

I guess I need to learn how to upload more then 5 photos at one time. I suddenly had the urge to get back to my sewing and their was a lot to catch up on.

The first 2 photos are close ups of the Christmas Sampler

This photo is 2 more Bags that I made for my co-worker who is an Alumi of ASU, and they want to use this for their tailgate parties.
I've made zillions of these bags in all sorts of patterns and fabrics. You'll need to check here or here for samples.

I have decided that one of the reasons that I seem to be lagging in the sewing mode is that here in Arizona, its Hot!, and I really think its wearing on me.
Any Arizona's out there agree with me?

Anyways, Here's a bunch of pic's. I wanted to actually load up more but the loading page only took 5 so I will add another post!
My main focus has been the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to incorporate the blocks in my
sewing class. We only meet once a month now that summer break is over and so I was going to do 4 at once. I think that was a little too much for one day, so we are going to break it up even more.
I went ahead and finished my original Sampler, which is probably the last photo, and then started making 2 more. One of which is total Christmas scraps. "Make do with what you got" and since I "got a lot of scraps" I went for it.

The same with the bright color ones. I've had that little flower on white background fabric for such a long time that I made that my background and built the colors around that. I really like the bright colors.

You see here a couple of the blocks close up. No sashing yet, I want to utilize the blocks for demo's for the class.

Don't look to close to the carpet, I didn't vacuum. Whats more important anyways, Vacuuming or quilting?

Here's the original Jelly Roll Sampler that I started out with. It's amazing how suddenly it looks so different once all the blocks are in place. Yeah!

Now for the Quilting!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Sewing Class was a success! We have actually had a few other Saturdays where we tried to incorporate learning by doing pillowcases and aprons.
Now we are embarking on some quilting and I chose to start them off with the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt blocks that I had been doing from Moose on the Porch Quilts.

We had both young and old. Its never to late to start" That's the whole idea of trying to do this class so I can help anyone from any age in learning something new and that it also will be a benefit for whatever life has in store for them

Our next class will the 1st Sat. in Sept. Sure hope they enjoy it.

Off to Tennessee tomorrow morning. See ya around!


Friday, August 6, 2010

The 12th Jelly Roll Sampler Block is now complete!

It has been real fun to put the 30's fabrics together for this Sampler Quilt-Along. I had one fabric that I was unsure weather I had used it yet and was determined to use it in this block. It sure makes for a very busy block, but I figured that once all the blocks are in place with the background fabric in to balance the busy-ness it will work out just fine. It was a very good experiment

Now, starting tomorrow, in my sewing class we are going to be making these same blocks. Some of my sewers are just learning, others are more experienced, but either way, this is a great project for teaching basics in quilt sewing and keeping the projects both easy and quick to make.
I will try to post a pic or two of my class.
Monday is the big trip to Tennessee. Does anyone know of a quilt shop in Pigeon Forge?