Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bloomin' Baskets workshop

 Tuesday at the Gwinnett Quilt Guild, Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts was the speaker.  She was wonderful.  She brought a boatload of her quilts to show and discuss. Her designs were awesome-teeny, tiny blocks and applique that made me want to do it!  She also is a fabric designer for Moda Fabrics.  Her books and patterns are great.
On Wednesday I had the opportunity to attend her workshop in Cartersville.  We did a tablerunner that was recently shown in Quiltmaker magazine.  See that applique?  Yup-I did that!!  It is raw edge applique.  By the end of the day, I had half of the applique stitched.  I am anxious to try the quilting technique that she demonstrated as well.  Since the table runner is small, I think I just might be able to do it!
I treated myself to some of her fabric for my birthday.  Such pretty purples!!  I am a pushover for purple anyway.  Not sure how Spooky feels about purple.

I had never been to Cartersville before.  It is a cute little sleepy southern town complete with the prerequisite pawn shops!  I don't remmeber pawn shops in NY but there are lots of them down here!

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Brenda said...

I don't think Spooky likes the purple. Hope you had a great birthday.

Gretchen said...

I'm sad that I missed Edyta's lecture & quilts. I had to work :( My mom saw her in Michigan & really enjoyed her talk & quilts too. I laughed at the pawn shops in "sleepy" Cartersville. I lived there when I was in high school & it is much more lively today than all those years ago LOL!