In The Studio

June 4, 2021

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This is such a wonderful part of the country to spend some time quilting. While here you may want to visit one of the local vineyards or explore the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are many local places to enjoy a nice meal and share some laughs along the famous Nelson County Route 151. Gather a group of quilting friends and contact me to set up your next retreat. There are some great area accommodations with mountain views and plenty of space to set-up your machines. We can help with extra tables, chairs, and irons. And I can provide half day and full day workshops.

I’m a bit late posting this month. I was determined to finish this Goldfinch Block for my embroidery project. It’s my block for May. I wanted to finish it before I went on to something else. So here it is!

After pressing it, I immediately got out my light box and traced this month’s block The Wren. Hopefully I will get this one done by the end of June!!

My Out of the Box project for May was another group of blocks I received in a block exchange. I had designed this top on Electric Quilt quite a while ago and determined that I needed to make about 16 more scrappy blocks to have enough for the center section of the quilt. Those blocks are now completed and I have been playing with the block placement on my design wall. Hopefully I can start stitching the top together this week. I don’t have a name for this one yet. Any suggestions?

Here is my floral sampler. I finished the quilting on the long arm last week. This one is a class sample for my Elements of Quilting Class. The first side of the binding was added by machine, the flip side will be done by hand.

And more binding! This quilt is a vintage crazy quilt that I bought locally. It came with a story that includes dates and family names. I believe the quilt may be more than 100 years old made by a quilter from Wisconsin. With the help of a friend, I’ve begun a search for decendents of the original quilter. I’d like to return it to the family, if I can find them.

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