My work this week started with the above photo. These are fabrics from my Bee-mates – the Sewatorium Sisters. We are each making a beach themed quilt using these fabrics. There are 7 of us, and 2 came from Mary, who died a few years ago and we continue to work through her stash.
I saw two of the quilts, and they are more overall scenes. I felt I needed a different plan so I thought I would go with a polaroid scrapbook – having seen many a polaroid quilt over the last few years. My plan is to make 9, right now I have 5: A mermaid siting, a sailboat, beachhouses, my shell collection, and a lighthouse. Wish me luck coming up with the next few – there are a few ideas swirling about in my head but I would like to get done tomorrow or Wednesday (Tuesday we have company).
I have been spending time learning more about EQ8. I am taking a class “Shoot for the Stars” from OnPointQuilter. The blocks above are an example of some of the work I am doing. I have half a dozen things to design:
1. Island Batik Star Challenge (September)
2. Island Batik other challenges (Oct-Jan)
3. A design for a challenge at EQ
4. Maybe some ideas for a magazine
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I also have some blocks to make from Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland’s QAL. They won’t take long, just a little time.
I have bound the quilt for the big Island Batik Great Outdoor Blog Hop, here is the list. I am not up until September 3rd, but I will be ready – with a giveaway too! It will be my second as you will see in a few minutes. When I attended the Machine Quilting Expo, I met Linda Deming, a longarmer in Maine. She’s not too far from me and she quilted this quilt.
She also quilted this one, and the binding will be put on it this week. I needed more fabric for the binding, but I was able to get it this week.
See those luscious Blueberry Park Fabric from Robert Kauffman. Well, I have a whole bag of 3 1/2″ wide strips. They are various sizes and I was going to use to make the back of the quilt, but I decided against it. So a lucky reader will get my scraps.
So, I have a busy week and can’t wait to have a winner for my first giveaway!
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