Sunday, October 21, 2018

A Little Bit of This

and a little bit of that.

Here is a small class sample of Secret Stars, a class I'll be teaching for the Lakeview Quilters of Houston in March 2019. This sample top will be turned over to them at Quilt Festival in Houston so their members can see the real quilt design, not just photos:

The 6 month Long Time Gone class is coming along--we have now had 4 sessions. A few of the students are getting those sections together:

Sandra is going Christmas--Navy Grunge is the perfect sashing

Donna is using what she has on hand

More from Donna--she found the perfect sashing--Navy Grunge
Carol loves purple

Terri is using luscious colors and soft yellow Grunge for sashing

More Terri--Sections 1, 2 and 3
There is much excitement about Sizzle--the 2019 Block of the Month from The Quilt Show--read more about it here and here--the Fabric Introduction. While I am making the Cool Kit version, I just might have to use my own fabrics for the Warm version. Here is my quick fabric pull for that one:

 For local people I will be helping you select your own palette if you like at Huntsville Sew and Vac, Saturday December 1, 9:30-12:30--print the Fabric Introduction for either the Cool or Warm Kit---whichever is closest to the fabrics you want to use. Bring fabrics you already have if you want to use them, and I will help you round out your palette so you are ready to go January 1 when the first block pattern appears. It will be a great year of learning lots of techniques while we make this very dynamic quilt, designed by Becky Goldsmith.

My friend Lori of  Humble Quilts did a quick, simple Quilt-a-long, Sajou, recently. Here is my top finished:

And the back, from a Layer Cake of French General's Rue Indienne fabrics from MODA:

And now finished:

Temecula Quilt Company just started one: Secret Santa Sew-A-Long--starting now and done by Thanksgiving. Here is my fabric pull for it:

Still a good bit to get done before I go to Houston--class supply lists for 2019 classes, locally and away from home, quite a few gifts to make, and planning for a brand new quilt.

Let's Quilt!



  1. I really enjoy Temecula Quilts sew-a-longs and am looking forward to this one too. Your students have done a wonderful job on their Long Time Gone projects. Great post!

  2. Looking forward to Sizzle. So much to learn-so little time!!

  3. You must be prepping to leave for Houston soon!
    Love seeing all the varieties of the same quilt. Nice job, teacher!!

  4. Great looking stars!
    I enjoy seeing the versions of Long Time Gone. Going to start making that myself one day. :)
    Love your Sanjou!
    I saw that Temecula SAL--and looked away quickly before I could be enticed! LOL

  5. Your Sajou is wonderful!! All your projects are colorful and cheerful!

    Blessings and hugs!

  6. Your Sajou is truly pretty. Those fabrics are gorgeous.