Monday, November 26, 2007
Here is the latest MCC Square that has been finished. I think this makes the 7th block that is complete. There are 5 more left to go and probably a couple more of them are done and I just haven't seen them yet! The quilt is due at the MCC office by early March so hopefully I will have all the squares soon. After they are sewn together, the quilting group at my church is going to help us inside tie it!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
For the past year, I have been doing alot of research on dyeing silk ribbon and lace. I also have a friend that helps me with the color formulations(recipes). This is a new color that is varigated with reds and greens just in time for Christmas. It has been fondly named Yuletide. It can be purchased off of my website and is available in just about anything I can get my hands on to dye!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Well, the weekend we had with Carole Samples was a complete success! We had 17 wonderful ladies come from Nebraska and all over Kansas to learn some new stitch combinations. The stitches were intermediate maybe even advanced and it certainly challenged us for 2 days. Carole came to visit my shop and she had a chance to see some of my crazy quilt block of the month classes I do. She also brought many of her wonderful things that she has done for show-n-share. The sampler will be beautiful when is it done. As you can see I only have a little bit done on mine but I will keep you posted on my progress. The pattern for this sampler as well as pre-pieced blocks that are made to fit the sampler she designed are available on my website, www.valeriebothell.com. The pattern features I think....7 new templates that she designed just for us. Thank you so much Carole for coming to visit us!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
I cannot believe that it has been almost 2 months since I last posted! I am so sorry about that. I have been really busy getting ready for the Carole Samples workshop that I am hosting this weekend. I had to piece 21 difficult crazy quilt squares for the workshop (but who was counting) and I finished all of them today. The students had a choice of ivory, pastel, jewel tone or pink. Those squares were so difficult that I was soooo glad when they were done! What made them hard is you are trying to piece a traditional sane quilt square, which is fine when you are using cotton quilt fabrics. When you are using the fabrics we use for crazy quilting, they simply do not want to match up at the corners!!! Anyway, I thing I am done venting about that. The pictures I have posted show what the squares look like.
See you later,