Some fun things to share! First of all, I’m excited to announce that over the next two months, I’ll be teaching a couple of brand new live online classes.
I’m partnering with My Girlfriends’ Quilt Shoppe to teach two classes – one in May and the other in June. While traveling or teaching in person hasn’t been feasible for me for a while, thanks to the internet, I can hang out with all of you and talk quilts, fabric and stitching!
Both classes will be live online as I teach so you can log in and ask questions as we go. So cool! If you aren’t able to attend the class live or you want to refer back to it later, the class access is available forever afterward. Also, so cool!
This quilt makes for a great beginner-friendly class.
I’ve got a lot of information to share in this class including choosing and pairing fabrics, quilting supplies, rotary cutter skills, piecing tips, and short-cut half-square triangles. All of these skills will be useful for many other quilt projects.
This is a perfect beginning quilting class – so if you’re new to quilting, this class will help you learn the basics. If you’re a more experienced quilter I’ll still have a lot of handy advice and tips and you’ll have a finished quilt top in no time!
You will need a copy of the pattern for cutting measurements, etc. You can find the pattern here.
This quilt is a perfect quilt for using fat quarters – so if you’ve got a fat quarter bundle that’s been laying around for just the right project – or you want to gather up some of your stash of FQ’s, you can easily pull together a fun fabric collection to sew with. The quilt at the top of the post is made with my Notting Hill collection.
The second quilt is made with an older collection that is no longer in print, but I share it to show a different color variation. This would be a great quilt for pulling a bunch of red, white, and blue prints for a patriotic summer quilt! It’s also a great pattern for using and showing off large scale prints.
Here are the fabric requirements for two size options. (The Small Throw cutting requirements are not included in the current printed pattern, but will be included and available for the class.) Again, you can buy the pattern here or from My Girlfriends’ Quilt Shoppe.
66″ x 84″ Twin
- 18 Fat Quarters – choose prints that will have high contrast with the background fabric
- 3½ yards background fabric – preferably solid or non-directional print
- Binding – ⅝ yards
- Backing – 5 yards
52” x 68” – Small Throw
- 10-12 Fat Quarters
- 2¼ yards background fabric
- Binding – ½ yard
- Backing – 3¼ yards
I’ll be sharing a little more about my June class next week, but here’s a sneak peek. 😉 I’m updating a certain red, white, and blue quilt to make a sampler version and teaching on June 14 if that gives you another hint. Excited to share more!
Also today, it’s week 10 of the Riley Blake Quilt Block Challenge. This week’s block is a classic Lady of the Lake block designed by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts.
Amanda has a great shortcut for making all of those Half Square Triangles in the pattern.
This is still my favorite tip for squaring up Half Square Triangles. It’s the best time saver.
You can find all 10 of the quilt block patterns HERE. These blocks are 10″ x 10″ finished (10 ½″ x 10 ½″ unfinished).
For my blocks I’m using the red, white, and blue prints from my Notting Hill fabric collection paired with an assortment of Riley Blake Confetti Cottons in Cloud, Songbird, Tearose, Redwood, and Oxford Blue.