Congratulations to Agnes Fetter for bringing in the first finished Row by Row quilt we have seen, and she has used our row right in the middle. She chose the blue color way and even purchased some additional of the blue from the kit as yardage and used it in her sashing. We actually took a few photos, waiting for Jake to pose for us. Every time I said cheese he came running over to me thinking he was getting a treat. What a fun project. But don’t think that just because we have had our winner it’s over, we still want to see your projects, especially if it incorporates our row. If you are not local you can also share an image on our Facebook page or email it to us and we can share it. Our row has gone far afield, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and yes Alaska, and even one on its way home to England. She was visiting family in Dutchess County.
While we are patting ourselves on the back, Art camp was very successful this year. One participant who had hardly used her sewing machine before but came in with a sketchbook full of ideas did this. In this photo from the end of the last day shows her top before final trimming, She has since come in to baste and has already begun the quilting on it. We are so proud of what she achieved. Leaving out the flowers from my design was her choice, but I think the circle as a focal point adds the curves that keep things from getting too industrial. If she lets me I’ll post some totally done photos. At the rate she’s going it wont be too long.
Next Saturday is Kindred Scraps, and we will be doing some English paper piecing. If you did the Kindred Spirits Club with us then this is a free class, beginning at 9 am. Bring your scraps and your hand sewing supplies, including fabric scissors. I have the papers in 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch hexagons, and I have some equilateral triangles, squares and 60 degree diamonds. If you have not tried this very portable and easy to do technique you are missing out. If you need help on any of the other Kindred Spirits projects or have any newly finished to share feel free to bring them. See you all soon.