Friday, 18 November 2011

task of the day

quilt for Patch Fabrics class

Today will be spent quilting this little lap quilt, a shop sample for Patch Fabrics. It's made with a Dogwood trail jelly roll (Claire sells the fabric in the shop). It's quite a twee floral group of fabrics, but what makes it especially lovely is that Moda is donating all it's proceeds from the sale of Dogwood fabrics to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Suddenly it's less twee and just incredibly sweetly scented, isn't it?

Anyhoo - after Christmas is out of the way I'll be teaching a class on this quilt, which is super beginner friendly and a perfect first quilt for anyone that has never tried patchwork before, or a nice no-brainer for those that actually just fancy coming along to chat and chin-wag for the day. I'll keep you posted on the date when I know for sure.

What are you up to today, or this weekend? Anything fun?

18 comments:

Jen Arnall-Culliford said...

Sometimes there's nothing better than simplicity is there? I spent last weekend making a disappearing 9-patch quilt. It was an "easy" quilt for me, but pure enjoyment in every way.
How are you planning to quilt it?

Dan R said...

Giant lego yoda santa tomorrow, er, this afternoon.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/11/giant-lego-santa-yoda-planned-union-square

maria said...

I'll probably join you. I know how to do the pattern but it may be the ideal chance to use up some fabrics and make a project Linus quilt... and have a chin wag of course.

Brigitte Heitland said...

Am waiting for the border fabric for my finished top to arrive and then up to the longarm machine quiltig this modern puzzle-box quilt

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

I'm going to trim my facial hair this weekend.

Mary said...

I am finishing up a few samples for our shoppe, but most importantly getting ready for Thanksgiving!

Flying Blind... said...

I would kill for a little mindless quilting - after all the TARDIS making and wotnot this week, I have been cleaning and tidying the house since 9am (tea-break time!).

littlebluecottage said...

Lynn, I wasn't ready for your comment and I kind spit my coffee out when I read it.

I love this quilt Katy. I think there's room for a bit of flowery sweetness like this in our lives. I love that you are teaching.

This weekend I am having a sleepover birthday party for the 10 year-old, getting ready for Thanksgiving and trying to make kids and doll quilts for a craft fair. Not too much... ;)

Poppyprint said...

Stitch group today - yippee! Tea and thread with friends. I didn't know about the Moda donations - that is fantastic!

Strawberry Patch said...

Its really pretty, I like pretty twee things, I try and be modern and edgy and it just doesnt work! This weekend I will be mostly packing boxes for our house move, the sewing machine stubbornly remains unpacked, however all thread and fabric is packed!

Sarah@Pings&Needles said...

love this ... and Lynne's comments ... I'm thinking of compiling an anthology of her random web comments ...

but back to the quilt ... I love the simplicity. I love the fact that it goes to support a quilt museum too.

My plan for the weekend is to go and photograph mad people doing a 5km fun run wearing moustaches - the Tash Dash!!

(just hoping they're wearing clothes too)

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's going to take Lynne all weekend to trim her facial hair? Is she a yeti?! Love that Moda are donating the proceeds from the line - I knew there was a link between the fabric and the museum but I didn't know what it was.

Anne said...

I keep seeing people say "twee"...what does it mean? :)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I've had a perfectly quilty day! I spent today at my local stitching group and came home all inspired! Then to top it off my DH told me a package arrived and it was of course the package from you with all the goodies! Thank you so much! I can wait to use every last thing you sent me. Thanks!!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Fun? It's bloody ass cold out today so I'm still in my pajamas at noon. Bacon in the oven with cookies and marshmallows on deck.

Mandalin said...

Well, the plan is.......to make a few pouches, sew a binding on a cot quilt, sew said binding down. Ready to take to the shop on Monday. The likely reality is though, I'll be sitting on the garden swing with coffee and cake!

**nicke... said...

what did i do this weekend... i cleaned toilets! how gross is that... seriously, i should have been sewing but the bums in my house will be much happier now that they will be sitting on bright shining seats!

Katy Cameron said...

What a cool idea with the charity donation, a very worthwhile cause. As for this weekend, I'll was manning my stall at the bear fair in Sheffield on Sunday, after visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Saturday

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