by Sandra | January 30th, 2012
When I left you before the holidays I was working on a new block for a new class I was to teach at Road to California. Of course the block design has changed a bit from that initial design.
I was really pleased with it and found my focus being less than what it should be for my priority projects. The block was so fun I wanted to continue to make a whole quilt for the sample. Obviously time was against me as well as being ill for a month.
I really enjoyed the student’s reaction to the new pattern and I was really inspired by their fabric choices. So many different fabrics and yet each one was very successful. In other words, no matter what the fabric choices, they all worked! I saw a Christmas themed palette among them and it was really cool.
The workbook was made up like a recipe book and you can choose the “recipe” of your choice or all of them. This is just one of the pages from the “Recipe Book”.
Oh and for those students, and anyone else interested, the background fabric I am using is Moda Sunkissed by Sweetwater Style #5446-11 (Limeade). There is a gray writing version that is very similar so be careful.
This particular cupcake recipe is a derivative from my Tea with Miss D. quilt and is just a smidgen different than the pattern in the book. I added some “sugar” beads for a little bit of sparkle and added detail.
I am working on finishing up the sample block which means a border etc. and quilting. I am playing with a new toy I had bought awhile ago and hadn’t had time to play with it until now. It is Susan Cleveland’s Prairie Pointer. Once again she has come up with an awesome easy to use tool. Every single prairie point was perfect and added another layer of fun to the block design. I will show you the completed version in the next post.
I am also going to test out the Bohin Transfer Tissue I showed you in the last post. I am going to see if it works for transferring quilting designs. Fingers crossed it will be the answer to my problems.