Monday, October 10, 2016

Free motion quilting and a workshop!

Hi everyone, 

I'm still trying to finish quilting my hexagon star quilt. I quilted all the white part, all the borders, and now I'm quilting the stars. I have about 1/3 of the stars quilted. I've spent about 25 hours quilting it already. It is a big quilt and there's a lot of quilting to do. I'm loving it though. I'm so glad I'm keeping this one for myself. It will be beautiful when it is all done. 

I also attended a workshop and trunk show last week.
Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts, came to our guild and gave an amazing trunk show. 
Her quilts are so fun, and beautifully made.
I bought 6 of her patterns. 
I just couldn't resist. Haha!
The following day, I took a workshop with her. 
We had a choice of 6 patterns to make, and I chose the black birds quilt. 
I made 8 blocks during the workshop. 

They are so adorable. Lorna was very helpful with all the students. She's a great teacher and I would recommend you taking a workshop with her if you get the chance. 
I've made a few more bird blocks since the workshop, but I'm trying to finish quilting my hexagon star quilt. So most of my time has been devoted to that. 

I hope all the Canadians had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. 
I know I did!! 


Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I am excited to be taking a class from Lorna at the end of the month!
So glad you enjoyed the day...your bird blocks look great!

Linda in Calif. said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I do love the star quilt and I really like the quilting you are doing on it. So are you changing out the color thread for each star? You are so lucky to take a workshop with Lorna! I've admired her quilts/blocks for years. You bet I would take the workshop if I had the opportunity.

Laura said...

I'm doing Lorna's Mod Bear Paw quilt, but I really like her bird quilt too. And are you quilting that other one by hand? It is beautiful!

Jasmine said...

I love seeing Lorna's patterns. Lucky you! Your star quilt is looking fabulous.

Kate said...

Your Hexagon Stars quilt is gorgeous. The quilting looks great. It's definitely a keeper. How fun to get to take a class from Lorna. She has such great patterns.

Kathi Riemer said...

Your picked the perfect quilting pattern for your quilt. You will feel so accomplished when it is completed. I just purchased the bird pattern from Lorna's Etsy shop. I can hardly wait to start cutting. Yours looks so sweet.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I really like your Hexagon Star quilt, it is so lovely! Definitely worth all the hours you are putting into the quilting, and how exciting that you'll be keeping it for yourself! Thank you for sharing it on MCM. I'm envious you got to do a workshop with Lorna; sounds like you had a wonderful time! :)

Susan Torrens said...

Your quilt is looking awesome! You are brave to keep track of your quilting hours - I just work away until I'm done....looking forward to the next project.

Janet said...

I love the hexagon star quilt. So pretty and so scrappy! I don't know Lorna or her work but you seem excited about the workshop. The birds are pretty cute too.

Summer said...

Your stars are so pretty! Very charming ♥

Sandra Walker said...

Okay you're in Canada!! Let's talk more about next year's retreat! I bought Lorna's blackbirds quilt pattern too in May is for Makers month! I love what you've done so far. But oh WOW do I love your hexagon quilt!!! My heart rate picked up seriously! A true beauty.

Angie in SoCal said...

Your quilt is so beautiful and the birdies so cute.

paulette said...

Oh, I love this one!!!!

Lisa J. said...

I'm taking the same workshop as Kathy up there at the top of the comments. I'm going to do the cat quilt but my friend Cyndy is going to do the birds.