With a little creativity and a touch of courage, quilting can be a real “choose-your-own-adventure” experience. What happens if I rotate half my blocks? What if I switch out the white background for a bright solid? What if I use a 10-inch square instead of a 5-inch? Before you know it, you have created a totally unique quilt. You are an artist! You are an inventor! You are AMAZING!!!
Today Jenny will guide us through the Whimsical Shoofly Quilt, a simple variation of the shoofly or churn dash. You’ll be amazed to see what a difference a small change can make – and maybe you’ll be inspired to make a few changes of your own!
This tutorial features the Magic Collection by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics, but it would look gorgeous in any fabric. Click on the button to watch the tutorial and get everything you need to make this quilt!
Guess what happened this weekend in the Shop…
We had a lovely visit from one of our forum members. It was so exciting to meet her and put a face to a name. She came all the way from Chicago….
Patticakes was her name, and fabric buying was her game. (har-har, I know…I am hilarious) Seriously though, it was a wonderful surprise and I so enjoyed visiting with her. She brought along her boyfriend and his friend and they were especially good sports, hanging out and letting us ladies jibber-jabber! (It is our specialty, you know.) 🙂
She picked out some pretty gorgeous fabric too I might add. She got her hands on the new Whimsy line (by the Fig and Tree Co.) and she also got the Eden (Lila Tueller) fabric she needed to make the new quilt Mom just finished (I will post pics soon, I promise!) Much more too, though we promised to keep the total hush-hush. We take care of our girls, you know.
Anyway, thanks a million for making the trip to see us, PattiCakes! Just so you know, she is as sweet as her name sounds. 🙂
Here’s to another great week ahead…one more day/week closer to Spring!
****By the way, the pic at the top of the post is a random image I got off google. Wouldn’t that have been the perfect Valentines present!?!? A pink sewing machine. Dang, I wish I was that lucky!
I hope you were. 🙂