Monday, April 2, 2018

A New Top Finish

It's been a push but I now have the top for "Block by Block", the 40th anniversary quilt from Patches & Stitches, finished:

Designed by the shop owner, Linda Worley, it has 40 different blocks and I used 40 fabrics, most batiks. All came from my stash, including the border, which I selected from my closet today after the rest of the top was assembled. Great fit with the rest of the fabrics which had been selected in December from my fat quarter-size batik collection.

Now to get it basted, quilted and bound. That will have to wait a couple weeks--this week I will be in Brentwood, TN with the Cumberland Valley Quilt Association--Tuesday morning is the lecture "Color and Quiltmaking--Don't Be Afraid". Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday we will spend time in a Smitten workshop--much fun and learning should be expected.

Next week I go to Chicago for a week--International Quilt Festival is there. In addition to my Education office duties, I'll be presenting three 2-hour Lecture/Demos at Open Studios on the show floor--this year I'm teaching how to  improve making and enjoy adding Bindings--a topic that some find difficult. It does  not have to be. If you are at the show, be sure to stop by and say hello.

Time to pack and hit the road.

Let's Quilt!



  1. The quilt looks great! I bet your open studio will be fantastic! Have fun in Chicago!!

  2. I like the variety in block size and shape.
    You did find the perfect border fabric in your stash! How lucky was that?
    Safe travels!

  3. Thank you so much for lecturing and showing your beautiful quilts today at CVQA. So, enjoyed you and your quilts. Thank you for talking with me, too. It was a pleasure.

    1. Thank you, Donna, I enjoyed our time together very much.