Monday, April 28, 2014

Star Sampler Blocks are now a Quilt Top!

Remember back in March when I made This Block to participate in the Star Sampler Blog Hop for Fabri-Quilt?  We'll now they've put all the Star Blocks together in a quilt!

Isn't it neat how all the blocks work together!  You can click This Link to check out the Fabri-Quilt Tutorial on how they set all the blocks together and made this cool quilt top.  And Bonus: From their blog you can also visit all the block designers tutorials as well :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Monday, April 21, 2014

Stringing Along...

Today we had a String-Along!  Several quilters gathered to learn how to make String Quilts ~ we provided the strips and strings, and they provided the foundation fabrics, and over 30 blocks were made today to go into our charity quilts :)

We'll be Stringing Along again on Thursday this week, all day 10:00 - 8:00 p.m., so come on by if you can and String Along with us ~ Go Here for the details.  

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Classroom has Been Busy

We had another full day class this week with Pat Speth teaching her Shaded Four Patch Workshop here at our shop.  We had a great group of ladies come learn some new tips and techniques, and sew all day. 

Pat has a great blog where she shares blocks and units made using 5 inch squares ~ definitely worth checking out!  I'll be cutting a lot of my scraps into 5 inch squares now :) 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lots of Fun & Information at the Pat Sloan Workshop!

Everyone had a blast yesterday as we hosted Pat Sloan at the shop to teach her day long workshop called The Magic of Easy Machine Applique!  I've known Pat for about ten years now and have followed her career, so it was so exciting to have her come and bring her quilts for all of us to see in person and teach at my shop :)

The project we did was based on Pat's Little Blue Bird pattern ~ This is my version made up in purples (I have two kits still available for this version of the quilt Here).  But the workshop was so much more than just working on the project.  Everyone learned lots of tips on how to do fusible machine applique from beginning to end. 

 ...There was lots of stitching and visiting, and maybe even a little chocolate eating :)

 ...And demos.  Pat had some really good information that she shared on fusibles, thread and techniques on stitching.

 ...And of course my favorite part ~ fabric selection and playing with the different fabrics colors and textures.

Pat has been very supportive of me and my little quilting adventure all along the way, so it was so special to have her come and be the teacher of our first day long workshop here at Spring Water Designs.  I know we'll have to have her back again one day!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

PS ~ If you missed this fun day, we have just a few spaces left in our next day long workshop with Pat Speth, author of the Nickel Quilts books coming up this Friday, April 11th.  You can Click Here to read more about the class and to register.