Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Quilting by the Lake . . .

Just home from Quilting by the Lake!
What a fun filled few days with Victoria, Earamichia and Helen.
I actually fit my sewing machine, fabric, rulers, 
mat and clothes into one bag.

We took Kathy's Fractured class.
This is the quilt we set out to make.
We were so cocky!, "This will be easy, we'll bang it out quick."
It is more challenging than it looks, 
which is actually fun because you have to use your noodle.

Here is Kathy showing us some cut pointers.
She is delightful.  SO much fun.
We are trying to finagle our way to Australia now!  Hehe.

The basis of this quilt is light and dark contrast.
I choose tones of brights and used a black, white and grey print for the lights.
Yes, I know, it's the coward's way out.  
I do love black and white with brights.

There are four different set ups for the blocks.
I decided to do mine scrappy, instead of the same fabric for each block.

I think it works really well.
But you have to keep an eye on the layout.
It's so easy to turn a block the wrong way and mess it up!

Some sewing shenanigans . . .

Helen did her blocks with browns, beiges and blues.

Victoria did oranges and blues.
She of course finished her top for the day.
We were competing, hehe.
Our corner were the trouble makers . . .
Did you have any doubt?
We were determined to sew as much as we could.
Sewing 8:30am to 9:30pm the first day.
There was plenty of room to spread out and work.

This was our first time at Quilting by the Lake for the four of us.
And as newbies, we were so lucky to run into Carol Boyle!
She makes these little guys from repurposed items and hands them out.

Our alter egos from left to right:
Me (with red hair!), Earamichia, Helen and Victoria.
So fun.

Me and Kathy.  We had a ball!
A new friend connection is always a joy to encounter.

I got three quarters of my top done. 
I'll be working on finishing that up in the next couple of weeks.
I believe Kathy gave us six months to finish.  Hehe.

Here is our class photo.  A great group of chicks!
Lots of giggling, sewing and general merriment.
There is nothing like hanging out with creative women.

Quilting by the Lake has a lot of great views and sculpture.
One of my faves . . .

Me being cheeky as usual!

Hey Victoria is teaching there next year!
Sign up and come play with us.  You will have a ball too.


  1. I love your black/white and colors. I wish I had been there to see it all in person. What a great time. Let me me know when you head out to Australia. ;-)))))

  2. OMG another quilt I must try! Do you just cut squares, stack two, cut wonky and sew constasting pieces together? I know the arrangement must be the brain teaser part.

  3. Clever Packing. The quilt is looking good and Kathy is just a larrikin. Her quilts are amazing and her energy boundless. Lots and Lots of smiles makes our quilting fun.

  4. Your quilt top looks great......I love black and white with brights also......what a great class....