Saturday, February 18, 2012

February Meeting in Review

Hooray for a new six months of modern quilting with friends! We loved meeting the new faces and seeing what our old friends are up to. Truly quilting is about friendships and sharing and we hope that feeling will continue as we learn together.

Give us a few days to get today's show-and-tell up online, where you can click on the Flickr link on the left of this blog for a review of our fun.

This month Kristin did a small demo on making the "V" of the black & white Zig Zag sample. If you want a larger image of the quilt, or want to print it out, just right click over the picture in the blog and save it to your computer. JoyLyn came up with another simple way to use the same bricks and squares, in an oh-so-modern way only JoyLyn can create.

Or turn it this way?

Among the great ideas I heard buzzing after class was using Kaffe Fassett, batiks, or solids and prints combined. Can't WAIT to see what you all will come up with. We really hope everyone feels welcome in our class. Welcome to come and make friends. Welcome to ask questions, or share tips. And if we didn't get a minute to visit with you before or after class today, please know that we look forward to getting to know each of you individually throughout the next six months of classes.

And as discussed, there are so many other ways to use the bricks. We encourage you to look around online to find something that inspires you! The blog Kristin pulled from for our ideas on the flannel board today is Crazy Mom Quilts. Also check out the earlier Zig Zag post in our blog, where we gave several other links to brick ideas online, to get you started.

And don't forget to bring one of your favorite books or patterns in March, if you'd like to share. Sharing and inspiring each other is what we're all about!

Here are some of the samples of bricks Kristin showed from her collection. (Please excuse the picture quality - my official quilt picture holder is in bed with strep today!)

ZaZa fabric by Erin Michaels, using Jacks Be Quick pattern by Cozy Quilt Designs

Broadcloth Fabric, Wonky Diamonds, by Kristin Barrus

Amy Butler fabric, (can't recall what pattern . . . anyone?)

Scrappy Zig Zag, by Kristin Barrus (search online for other samples)

Scrappy Flannels/Brushed Cotton, Subway Tiles by Kristin Barrus

1 comment:

rubyslipperz said...

I had so much fun! The quilts and ideas shown were inspirational! Yummy treats too :)

Thanks to those who taught class :)