Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Patchwork of the Crosses - making progress!

The last few days I was at a mini retreat with two friends ( Darlene and Brenda) working on our Patchwork of the Crosses blocks. We have each finished all the blocks and helped each other layout the blocks and tag them In the order they will appear in the quilt. I got the first two joined together and it is so exciting to see the quilt top coming together, 2 down, 54 to go.

My new notion - these have been around for awhile now, but I just got mine yesterday. You can thread 10 needles and put them into the spindle so that as you hand sew or quilt you have 10 needles ready to go. This is great for when I English paper piece, as I use a needle with a small eye and since my cataract surgery I am having trouble seeing to thread needles. Using my clover needle threaded, I can get 10 needles threaded and loaded in the spindle in the amount of time it would have taken me to thread 2 or 3 needles without these tools. It's great when sewing in the car as well to have threaded needles at hand. Cost was $8 at a local quilt shop.

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AQS Quilt Week - Chattanooga

I am excited to announce I will be teaching at The AQS Quilt Week in Chattanooga. My class is September 16 and I will be teaching a class in a method I developed for making Cathedral Window quilts. I hope you will come by and say hi if you come to the show, and maybe even register for my class.