Quilts, Quilting and QuiltCon

I’ve been a sewing fool of late. The white thread spools are flying into the trash left and right. I feel like I’ve gone a bit over the deep end. And I LOVE it!!

I’m loving the QAL with Alyssa and the blocks I’ve made for that. I love the contrast with the red, grey and blue. I still haven’t quilted my blocks for the quilt-as-you-go because I’m just not so sure I’m going to love them as much when I’m done. You know, these are such HARD decisions. I may feel differently after my QuiltCon class this weekend so we shall see what comes of it.

The Mood Block

Em Dash Block

This week is also the much anticipated (by me) QuiltCon in Austin, Texas and I head out Thursday morning for 4ish days in sunny Austin. I am SO excited and am really hoping to learn a LOT. I’m taking a quilting negative space class with Angela Walters, the wiz of quilting, as well as a binding class. I have really high hopes for the binding class as my binding skills are crap. Actually, my quilting skills are crap so I’m really hoping to get a lot shoved into my little brain. The binding class required us to make a block to bring with us so I put this together for that class:

QuiltCon block

I’d received all this fabric for free and loved the block so decided to give it a whirl. I’m not hugely crazy about the pinks/maroons but I didn’t have enough of either color to make that my ONLY color for those spots. But isn’t this a fabulous block.

In other news, I finished quilting my star quilt and have “squared” it up. My hope is that after I take this binding class, I’ll be a binding phenom and can knock out the binding on my quilt beautifully. Although, I have a ZILLION threads to bury so that’ll take some time as well. But I do love the quilt and can’t wait to show you when I’m done!

Will I see you at QuiltCon? I hope so!!

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