Fabric boxes, so simple and so fun. You can use them for anything.
Our 5th annual knitting retreat happened this weekend. It was a great success even with three feet of snow in Buena Vista.
We had lots of good food, and laughs and shopping at our favorite yarn shop in Chaffee County.
One of my knitters found herself a new obsession. Can't wait to see what she does with weaving.
And we found a little herd of expectant momma bisons about five miles from where we stayed. Look at all that spring snow.
Can't wait for next year, already make plans for swag and meals.
Meep is this year's addition to the annual knitting retreat.
She has her own pjs and sleeping bag for the occasion.
The clothing patterns come from Shiny Happy World. The sleeping bag I had to design myself. The quilt is another from the postage stamp tutorial I found.
She will be a big hit with the ladies.
The toy patterns from Shiny Happy World are wonderful.
This one was gifted to my neighbor for her birthday along with a scrappy mini quilt the I did from the postage stamp tutorial that I found.
Spot will get more clothes once she determines if it is a boy or a girl.
I have been testing a pattern and a technique recently and found that using scraps to do this is quite fun.
The doll is a pattern from Shiny Happy World. And the mini postage stamp quilt is done from a tutorial by Patchwork Posse. Very fun and fast.
I taught my first sewing / quilting class on Saturday. It was lots of fun. Above and below are samples of how my group created thier blocks.
It was really fun to see how everyone created their blocks after the magic of cutting the tube.
I saw this idea demoed on Missouri Star Quilt Co. video with Jenny using a layer cake.
Since I did not have a layer cake handy, I made this sample with leftover charm squares and some neutral yardage.
Had to watch the video several times to find the apot where she says place the top neutral strip with larger piece to the left. (note the red check fabric block)
I may do the next baby quilt this way with charm squares.
This is the March Coffee Club project called Eggs Benedict. I chose my favorite colors for this one and kept it simple with just two color choices.
I could see this one as reallty scrappy or even in an I Spy project.
The blocks are really fast to put together too.
Here is the Belgian Waffle (Coffee Club) project finished. I have a lap throws worth of blocks left so will plan to complete later on when I have time to quilt it.
This piece is sitting on my desk at work now with a matching fabric basket for candy. So fun and spring-like.
Another tube quilting project nearly done. This one is to test my class instructions for the upcoming class in March. The back will be the floweres and the binding is the purple dot.
This one turned out better because I used the correct way to calculate the bindings.
The mid-winter Reds was such a success that I will be teaching a class in how to create block by tube quilting in March.
This Blue tablerunner is the one I have created for a shop sample. It is a fun technique that turns out a complicated looking project with a simple construction.