Thursday, June 16, 2016

Not really Slow Dancing this week!

It has been a busy quilting week since school break began last Thursday. I taught a group of enthusiastic quilters the techniques to make the Slow Dance quilt, the newest in my Circle and Spin series. They were pleasantly surprised by how quickly the blocks came together and how much they accomplished in class. 

 They got many center blocks made, as well as making the setting and corner pieced blocks.

One of the quilters had to leave early, so she spent the time cutting and I went over all of the instructions with her so that she would know the steps when she worked on it at home. 

 Lots of beautiful fabrics and sure to be beautiful quilts! I have been asked about purchasing the Circle and Spin series patterns. Contact me at for information. I can't put them on Craftsy at this time because of the template size, but can mail them out.
 I teach my Sampler Clubs on a monthly basis. So if you come on the second Monday, you always come on the second Monday of the month, no matter what date it is. It works well to do it this way, so that everyone can easily keep track of their class night. This month, the first was on Wednesday, so that meant that the second Monday, second Tues. and third Wed. were all in the same week, and I have sampler clubs on those nights. So each night this week I've met with a group. I will post pictures from those classes soon. It's always fun to meet with them and see if they got their blocks finished from last time, and get them started on their blocks for this month.

The new space at Hobby Lobby is working out well. Everyone seems to enjoy the added space to work. I just need to figure out a way to have a design wall. They have a policy of nothing on the walls, but I love having a design wall to put up blocks.  We all really miss that! I have thought of hanging pieces of flannel backed tablecloth using that sticky tack putty, but I'm not sure if it would take the paint off the wall with reuse. If anyone has any ideas for a design wall that I could carry back and forth to class, please tell me in the comments.

Someone put their blocks in a circle, just for fun. This is reminiscent of other Circle and Spin quilts.

There are 2 long shelves hanging above the sink that I have been using to display quilts and I have hung a design wall there too.I use those large office clips and it works pretty well. Easy put up and take down. 

I've been working on the pattern for the Off the Beaten Path quilt (Henry Glass fabrics and blog post). this week as well. I hope to finish that today. I'm going on a retreat with friends tomorrow, so lots of sewing time in my future this weekend! I have the design finished for the new sampler, but need to actually make it. I got the fabrics the other day, so that will be my retreat project. Hopefully I'll make some good progress on it!


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Lots of nice blocks. I just purchased a foot for stitching circles. I haven't had time to try it out yet.

Carla said...

This is a cool block and it makes a really cool looking quilt.
I like I like!