Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Here and There

 Last week I was busy with these cute kids.  Aren't grandkids the best?!
   

Then, on the weekend I went to Michigan to teach a workshop.  I was at the Creative Loop in Paris, Michigan.  They have some beautiful quilts displayed in the shop.


We worked on the Trellis quilt.  This has been one of my most popular workshops.  We worked a little on piecing, learned some good tips and tricks, then we worked on applique and I shared my method and helpful hints.  Then the quilt is finished off with prairie points.

We had a nice BIG workspace!

 That piecing is coming along nicely. . .

 I didn't remember to take a group photo until some of the ladies were gone, but here is part of the group.
During my trunk show, I showed one of my newest quilts, Around the Town.  Guess what?  Several of the quilters there had already made this pattern.  (They got it from the magazine, American Patchwork and Quilting.)  The single pattern is now available on my website.

Two ladies had used my fabrics from the Elizabeth's Letter's line--didn't they turn out great!  I really like the green stripe as the border, don't you?
 One quilter had done her version in different fabrics.  I LOVE this one!  The dark houses and flowers on the light background really pop.  I can't wait to see it with the border on.  I hope she remembers to send me a picture!
 If you have made up one of my patterns in a different color way, I would LOVE to see it.  After all, variety is the spice of life!


13 comments:

Mary said...

WOW four quilts made from your pattern. They knew you were coming, right?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the Around Town quilts. I've got to dig out my magazine and get to work ;-)

Barb said...

Lucky you....

Love all the quilts.....just fabulous!

Joan and Kevin said...

I hope this is the right post.
I am a follower. Love your flowers and thanks for the giveaway.

scottylover said...

Wow, it is amazing to see the difference in the colors! They all are beautiful, though!

Love the dark colored houses, they seem to "pop" off the quilt.
Sandy A

Beth@seasonsofhome said...

I love your quilt. It's wonderful.

Thearica said...

Love the Trellis Quilt AND Around The Town! Super patterns!

Carrie P. said...

Your grandchildren are adorable.
I kept that house quilt pattern from the magazine but at the time did not realize it was your pattern. It was the reason I bought the magazine. One day I hope to make it. How great to see others had made the quilt and so pretty too.

iluvmybugs said...

Adorable pic of your grandchildren!!
Love all the Around Town quilts! TFS

Pam said...

Your trellis quilt is beautiful, is it hard to piece? Where would I find the pattern. I'd love to try it in a purple and cream color when I get better at this quilting. It's taking me forever to sew the binding on my first wall hanging.

Elisa said...

Sorry to bother you with this, but do you remember which issue(s) of AP&Q the pattern was in? Thanks!

Jill Finley said...

Elisa,
The Around the Town quilt was in APQ April 2011. I also have the pattern for sale now. But if you already have the magazine, you have the pattern!

Pam,
Trellis can take some time because there are so many small pieces, but it is pretty simple. I had a quilter do it in purple, cream, and green in a class, and it was beautiful. I think I posted about it--January or Feb. of 2011. You can search back through my posts and find the photo.

OUR CLAN said...

Love seeing this quilt in warm colors! Its so pretty. I hope she sends you a picture of it finshed too!