Monday, March 26, 2012

On the Road

I'm treating myself to a retreat after spending a delightful weekend in Oshkosh, WI at the Fox Valley Technical College Sewing & Quilting Expo. Twenty ladies joined me for a Five & Dime class on Friday, I shared my quilting story thru a trunk show of quilts at a dinner with over 200 women Friday evening, then gave 5- 1 hour presentations on Precuts, Raw Edge Applique, Fabric Design & Inspiration and more on Sat. I was so tired of listening to myself talk that the 3 hour drive to my friend, Pam's, house was a quiet blessing on Sunday.

While here, I'm working on a quilt for my daughter, Nicole's, 30th b'day (last October). It's the same block I'm featuring in the new Holiday Medley Christmas fabric due in June. Just cutting today, but here's a look. It's a simple 9-patch with raw edge appliqu├ęd squares and triangles to create the double star effect. 30 stars, 90 different KT fabrics.

She'll love it!

Oh yes, today's winner of the trio of charm patterns is......KrisD. Please send your mailing address and I'll send your patterns when i return home next week.
Thanks for stopping by,

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  1. Congratulations Kris. Nice blocks.

  2. Oh how awesome! I can't believe I won this week's drawing. Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to whipping up the patterns when they arrive. Your daughter, Nicole, is a lucky girl! I really like the star block. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

  3. I like the idea of raw edge for a block like that, sounds like a fun idea and have never seen it for blocks like this.


  4. Congrats to the winner! I truly love the quilt you are making for you daughter. :) She will love it! Thanks for sharing. Goodnight!

  5. Congrats to the winner! Very pretty block for your daughter's quilt! Enjoy your retreat!!
    ~Terry~ :o)

  6. Congrats to the winner!
    Lynne, love those new blocks, you have a very lucky daughter. Enjoy your retreat!!

  7. Congrats to the winner! Love the blocks and can't wait to see the material!! Hope you get to relax some!!! We have our shop hop in St. Louis this weekend and I am looking really forward to it. There is 6 of us going in my family!! Hopefully won't spend tooooo much!! Ha Ha!!

  8. Forgot to sign my name!! Patty D. from Crystal City, MO

  9. Congrats to the winner... Love the star block... but then again I love all stars!

    Glad you are having a rest Lynne!

    Happy Quilting,

    Stow, Ohio

  10. The block is great - I love the star!

  11. I love how you simplify pieced blocks with raw edge applique.

  12. Lynne had a great time in your class. Hope I get to see you at our guild in the future. Have a great retreat you earned it.