Yesterday I finished my Kisses and Hugs top (AKA Japanese X and + blocks), at least as far as I'm going to finish it until I teach the class in July. I want to show this at the March guild meeting so they can see what my Quilt In class will be:
Some of the blocks I made seemed too dark, not bright and exciting enough. I thought I might use them as an outside border:
Here are the Stars in a Time Warp block so far, really enjoying this project:
Saturday I had 3 friends come over to help me prepare for the Make It University class I'll be presenting in Chicago next month. First, we spent an hour on a test run class--I taught the class to them to be sure what I thought could be accomplished in one hour actually could. Good news--we were right on time! Then, they helped me mark and prepare the kits with the star parts I had cut out previously. In two hours we got 25 done so I'm half way there. A big thank you to Brenda, JoAnne and Kathy!
|6" Lemoyne Star, hand-pieced|
After I clean up the studio, I'm going to piece a back for the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt, using leftover blocks and fabrics from the front. Then I can put all that fabric away too.
Be safe in the snow and stay home and sew!