Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's that time.

What time is it, you ask? Why, it's Sampler Class time! My seven-week intensive quilt/fabric/colour love-in is about to begin at the workroom! The bolts of fabric will be flying, my friends, flying!

One of the many things I enjoy about teaching this class is finding out how each person decided to take the class and what they bring to it. Some have dabbled in quilting before, others have been focused on garments, and some are brand-new to sewing in general, all of which I find extremely interesting.

So, welcome Sampler students! We're all going to have a great time!

Monday, September 22, 2008

New Season, New Tote!

My IKEA fabric bag was looking entirely too summery, plus I'd made it on the big side. By the end of August it was starting to annoy me with its too-large interior and non-divided outer pocket.

This bag was made with a vintage kitcheny print and a lovely chunk of a Japanese cotton/linen cross-stitch print. It feels great to wear and it's just the right size.

I'm ready for my favourite season now; bring on the pumpkins and changing leaves!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

9 Patch class!

Hello, all! Back at last, after all the start-of-school rush and bustle.

I can't believe my three-week 9 Patch class at the workroom is already finished; it just started! What a lot of fun! I get a huge kick out of seeing what fabrics students bring in to work with. Everyone came away with a really lovely quilt, including Josephine, who blew me away with her sheer ambitiousness and the joyful and unexpected choice of classic red and white gingham for her background. This baby is quadruple the size of the class sample!

You GO, Josephine! Well done!