10 Minute Block Top, in progress
Saturday was the monthly meeting of The Linus Connection. I had the honor of doing a little demonstration of a fun technique developed by Suzanne McNeill.
It’s fun and super easy to do and uses simple squares to create a striking design. My version, in green and purple, was created using 6″ squares from a green swap I did with online friends and 5″ squares of purple from my stash. It’s a great technique to use with charm packs or layer cakes, too! This particular quilt is not a Linus donation but was used for my demonstration.
Suzanne McNeill’s demo
I’ve also been working on my free-motion quilting. I took a class a couple of years ago, and then never touched it again. I tend to fall back on my favorite echo quilting, but am working to get better at free-motion so I can quilt some of my smaller pieces. On the recommendation of a friend, I was quilting with my feed dogs up instead of down (down is usually recommended for free-motion) and I found I had much more control. This month, I worked on quilting some simple tops that were created from larger panels and then bordered.
Quilting close up. I still need lots of practice!
A quilted panel. Panel given to me by Mary C.
I had the great honor of hosting two of my online crafty friends, Amber and Courtney just last week. Amber regularly donates to The Linus Connection and she brought three fantastic afghans with her to share with Linus. These all went out at the Saturday meeting. The colorful offering above was made using the Sunny Spread pattern.
Visit Amber’s website, Amber’s Originals.
Afghan by Amber
Afghan by Amber
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