STUDENT OPEN HOUSE
I don't even have any pictures to share with you from last month's Student Open House (argh!!)!! But, that's a definitely a sign that it was such an meaningful time for me that I never even thought to take pictures (I am still boo hooing over that, though)! I am so glad I opened up my home and that you accepted the invitation, making the trek to Elizabethtown! I was a little nervous, I have to admit, and I had a few "what in the world was I thinking?!!" moments when I was getting my house in order ahead of time, but I'm so grateful we did it! It gave me a renewed appreciation for my home, and a fresh motivation to keep my sewing spaces organized so that I'll be ready to sew when I have a spare moment. The only downside was that I didn't know what to do with myself for several weeks afterwards because I didn't want to mess up the house - ha ha!
TOO COOL T-SHIRT QUILTS
I love making Too Cool T-shirt quilts! I blocked off the week before Christmas to complete two t-shirt quilts for customers, and was super pleased with how they turned out! Each time I make one, I tweak my technique a bit, and think I'm finally happy with how I go about it now. We just did a class recently, and I love introducing the method to students. It is surprisingly easy once you understand the secrets, and t-shirt quilt recipients are always grateful. We'll be offering another class this summer; let me know if you're interested, and I keep you posted on the date!
VINYL ZIP POUCHES FROM VINTAGE PATTERNS
These zip pouches are by far the coolest project I've ever done....
I was able to make vinyl zip pouches for my sisters and sister-in-law for Christmas from my mom's wedding dress pattern and her receipt for the bridal fabrics.
I made a pouch from one of my dad's patterns as well! I am beyond thrilled with how they turned out. You can click hereto read more about them on my blog.
WINTRY PHOTO SHOOT
We had the loveliest fluffy snowfall a few weeks ago. I have grand visions of photographing every.single.one of my quilts in a setting that complements them perfectly, so when that actually happens, I am ecstatic! With a friend's help, I was able to take a few pictures that day in the tiny window of time after the icy roads had melted and before the snow blew off the trees. We even captured the magic of an unexpected snow squall in a few of the pictures! This Starburst Quilt is a super easy pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Company. Click here for the tutorial.
As always, I have a zillion ideas floating around in my head for new classes. Remixed Geese is the newest class in the lineup! I loved making this quilt; the Wing Clipper ruler is a game changer when it comes to flying geese, and I would love to introduce it to you! I can't wait to make another version out of my Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Click here to register!
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