Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Blooms

It's Spring... but only in my sewing room. Rain rain rain for the second day. The garden is loving it and I've been busy making this class sample...
...for a paper piecing workshop at Cathy's the end of April. I love paper piecing and it's such a nice way to use up scraps. First learned to PP from Carol Doak on Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson.

These are from Anja Townrow's book called Dutch Flower Pot Quilts. I have her permission to use these two patterns for my class. They are both from her 2001 book which is still available. Published by AQS. Anja lives in Holland :0)
Here is a close up of the quilting. I had fun with that yesterday. Used a variegated Jeans weight thread for the stitches on the flower pot. Then Superior thread's King Tut for the remaining machine quilting including the feathers. 

This will be a fun class. Already have a few signed up. Saturday April 28th at Cathy's Sew and Vac. Click on the link for more details. TIA

Missed Design Wall Monday as my wall was empty except for the Blessing Baskets top that I finished over the weekend.
This is a great little QAL by Temecula Quilt Co. It's the perfect colors for my sewing room and I plan to make another small one with the original layout of five baskets to hang on the wall. This one will top an antique dresser.

I guess today could be WOW ~ WIPs on Wednesday :0) Another busy week with more rain on the way. Quilting 101 class coming up on Thursday.
Wishing a WOW to everyone today and a wonderful week. 


  1. Oh how I LOVE your Baskets quilt ! The fabrics you used are just gorgeous! You dutch flower pots and just adorable ! I really enjoy paper piecing .

  2. Very pretty paper pieced quilt project! I really like all the decorative stitches you added to it. Your basket quilt is beautiful too!

  3. Great project to learn FPP from. I like the decorative stitches you added. Your weather is hitting us sweater is back on!


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