So this is going to be a new little fun Challenge for me… It’s being put on by SewCalGal. I’ve got about three or four quilt ideas running around in my head! Thank goodness the timeline is March 24th through September 30th. Now to start shopping for red and white fabric!
Asilomar/Empty Spools. My friend Jeanette told me all about it when I was at a Quiltworx retreat this past summer and talked me into it. WHAT A GREAT TIME!
I jumped right in and started sewing on Thistle Pods. Let me say right off, this is my favorite Judy Niemeyer pattern of all time (and I love her patterns!). I picked my absolute favorite background–that blue! I could get lost in it… and when Martha got it in at Compass Rose I bought it ALL! I started piecing the borders… I figured it would be the most involved and it was.Then the geese!Once done with the border I moved on… but first a peak of the border: The center started with the glorious green “stars” which are beautiful compass roses…Then I threw in a little bit of sun.This is what I had displayed by the end of the week…It was fun making new friends, sewing into the wee hours, and learning new techniques from Judy Niemeyer! The other women were INSPIRATIONAL! Their work was amazing. I didn’t want to display their work on my blog without their permission…
Once I got home I put up what I had (mostly… my wall isn’t big enough) and started to finish the few blocks I had left.