Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Students Color My World Quilts

 Recently, the year-long class I did locally for Color My World wrapped up. Two hours a month, lecture/demo to teach the steps for that month's pattern, and all sewing was done at home. Students LOVE this format for long-term projects.

See what they created:

Sally used a beautiful dark navy backgroumd

Paula used garment silks from 40 years of sewing--and it's done

Evelyn used Cherrywood solids and used all the scraps for a pieced inner border. The Tim Holtz map fabric is perfect for the outer border

Evelyn's husband worked for Morgan Stanley--he lost friends in the 2001 World Trade Center attack. Her World Trade Center building is falling apart

Pam wanted a happy quilt so she used a sunny sky. She said she learned a lot from this quilt and "Finished is Better than Perfect"

Mary Louise used the alternative Kit and will add one final border. Her Little Houses in the City represent Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Cyndi designed Skyscrapers--the Seattle Space Needle, a future Shuttle ready for launch, the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben

Cyndi's Clock on Big Ben is perfect

Several students are still working on theirs. This is a long, detailed project. 

Most of these women are signed up for another adventure for 2022--Garden Party Down Under--the 2022 BOM designed exclusively for The Quilt Show by Australian designer Irene Blanck. This class will meet every other month beginning in January 2022 at Sweet Home Quilting in Madison, AL. There are a few spaces left. Having a deadline helps keep people on target and learning tips and tricks in person is priceless! 

Let's quilt. 



  1. Barbara, your tutorials for this quilt were very helpful. I did have a few questions during the quilt construction and posted them. None were answered. Wondering if I did something wrong. Were questions to be posted in your blog or on The Quilt Show link? I'm making the tall buildings and the long shadow is not always the same size as the building. Wondering if you could send me the sizes of the lengths of the Tall Buildings? Thanks.

  2. Questions should be asked on The Quilt Show Forum where anyone can answer.
    This pattern has no sizes provided so what I did was be sure I printed the pattern at 1" scale. Eachtall building has a different size shadow.
    I recommend you piece the tall building than cut the shadow to be the correct size.

  3. What beautiful work by your students/friends. A little bit of each person's life shines in the personal touches to their work. Fabulous!