In two weeks I will begin the first of several classes for my pattern, Amish Beauties!
This class was accepted at Runaway Quilters Retreat in September this year, and I'll be teaching it to 20 students that week! How exciting!!! Locally, The Quilter's Path is also offering a couple of opportunities to take the class and make this quilt - Friday, August 29, and Saturday, August 30. You can contact Marita at the shop for more details if you are interested. The best news is that she is putting together KITS for this quilt, and her bright solids are amazing!!!! Patterns will be available for sale on October 1, but those who are taking classes will of course receive their pattern at the class.
Needless to say, I want to be sure I have all my ducks in a row on this class, so a lot of paperwork is in process and taking up a lot of my time! But it's a fun time and I'm enjoying it tremendously :)
On my Design Wall this week, I have my Blooming Nine Patch still, and I did mange to carve out some time for the joy of making 9-patches for it.
I finished up Color 8 this week and got halfway through Color 9, which is the Dark Purple and the last color. These final strips quickly became units for the last of the 9-patches.....
Here are some units cut and ready for the final row of 9-patches, with a strip set all ready to cut more when needed....
I can't say enough about how fun this quilt design is proving to be for me! I'm almost disappointed to be finishing up the last row of colors! I've decided not to put a border on it, just finishing up with setting triangles and a binding in the dark purple. Of course, there's still a lot of sewing on this top because all of those squares have to be sewn together to complete the top.
Then I saw this CUTE little Shark Pencil Case - it's a FREE pattern and tutorial on Patchwork Posse - and knew immediately that I had to make one for Sara for school this year. Doesn't every Marine-Biologist-in-Training need one of these??? I've even had a few other family requests for this cute little helper :)
I haven't started on the shark yet. Of course, I had to wash all my GRAY fabric first :) That worked great since I didn't have a color to wash for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this month.
I even threw a few recent black purchases into the darker grays - isn't this just the cutest little black & white print????
So that's what's going on at A Quilt and A Prayer... how about you?
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