Beautiful Things Come in Ugly Brown Boxes!

I am the lucky person that gets to be the chairperson for Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild’s swaps and challenges. We are getting ready for our next challenge that will be announced at the April meeting. I have been working with Michael Miller Fabrics for this one! It pays to talk to strangers at QuiltCon!

Last Friday my dog started barking – she only barks at cats and people near our front door! Lo and behold … the UPS man! Look at what he dropped at my front door!

Michael Miller Box!

Better yet, take a peek at what was inside!

Mirror Ball Dot!

I am so excited about this challenge! I am looking forward to seeing the results! Mirror Ball Dot and Cotton Couture, that’s about all I can say for now … more details to come in April!

QuiltCon – Workshop

I took one all-day workshop while I was at QuiltCon – ‘Get Your Curve On’ with Sherri Lynn Wood. In the morning, we started by randomly cutting wedges and piecing them together. The first 30 minutes of sewing was in silence – which was great because my friend, Lisa, couldn’t complain about me putting my trash in her little bin! The morning was a breeze!


Working on composition


After moving things around too many times, I ended up with this.

I think I probably like the first layout better, but I kind of lost track and just went with what I had. I got it all pieced the day after I got home. Yes, it’s all pieced, no applique. Lisa had the idea to use Mirror Ball Dot fabric for the background. I’ll admit, I stole the idea. I really liked the dark background of the floor, so I went with black. I finished quilting and binding and it has taken up residence in my foyer. For the binding, I used the silver Mirror Ball Dot and a piece of orange silk. So, here it is…Thanks, Sherri!

All Quilted and Hanging up!