I had a absolutely faaaaaaaaabulous weekend! First I got to visit a a new quilt shop in my area. Nice tiny little shop right up the road from me (about 13 miles). They carry alot of moda, Heather Bailey and Anna Maria Horner!! I was in heaven. I rather buy from the LQS and support them than order online and have to pay for postage and handling. I hoping she will carry Mark Lipinski's Califon line soon. Cute little shop, I wish them success!
My class on the XBlock went very well! There were 9 students and each one had a totally different colorway on their table runners. I took pictures from the first class, as soon as I get pics (I borrowed a students camera, forgetting about the camera that is in the shop) I will post them. I gave each student a little giftie, I figure they paid good money for the class and deserved a little some um some um. I gave them a hand crafted (by moi of course) mini pincushion on a golf tee. You can slide the tee into that space where the bobbin winder is and have a handy dandy pin cushion. The tee wont interfere with the gears and it nice to have a spot for your pins. I will post a pic later on what it looks like. I got more fabric and a pattern for the next XBlock shop sample. I got baby boy fabric, I will take a pattern and downsize it to a baby Quilt. I ask the shop owner to order the mini XBlock templates called belly buttons so I can make wall hangings. I'm telling you people, this XBlock template will be the rage for months. My next template project will be the trapezoid that you can make grandmothers flower garden without paper piecing and inset seams. McCall's Quilting did a nice article and quilt on it. Its super simple and will be the next big thing. IMHO!
I am making good headway on my ALQS hanging, I hope to get it done by Oct for the Peanut Festival. I got my invite to enter the competition. The year will have cash prizes! A first for me! I found a little mini I made last year and forgot about, I will be entering that too. Wish me luck!
Keep On Stitchin' On!
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