Today I'm happy to finally be able to join in Fresh Sewing Day @ Lily's Quilts. Every month I mean to do it but then the first of the month comes up and takes me by surprise. This time, I was ready! I wanted to recap some of the sewing fun that I had the past month (with January squeezed in there too since I took a blogging break).
I chipped away at a New Year's sewing resolution: to work on my free motion quilting and long-arming skills. I took a couple of classes at the Road to California quilt show recently and returned so inspired to experiment with new quilting designs!One of my instructors was Marilyn Badger, who also happened to win first prize at Road 2 CA in the "Best Large Quilt" category.
|Road 2 CA "Best Large Quilt: "Super Star", Marilyn Badger|
|Close-up of the quilting on "Super Star"|
One fun part of the retreat was our "charity quilt challenge" each person blindly picked a handful of scraps from a bag and had 30 minutes to sew together an improv 12.5" block! Here is our finished quilt, gorgeous! I was the first to finish my block in about 15 minutes (mine is in the second row, all the way on the right).
Here's our group picture taken the last day - see how happy and rested we look?