Quilting . . . with a little help from my friends!

With two weddings behind me, I am finally at a place where I feel I can begin working on some new projects of my own. My head is spinning with excitement and my heart is filled with so much inspiration around me. Let me just give you a little peek into my life last week.

On Tuesday, my student Mina shared these lovely hexagon placemats made from Liberty of London fabrics. Each one is made from a different combination of fabrics. This is such a wonderful use of scrap fabrics or even some leftover hexes!  I know the lucky recipient will be thrilled with this thoughtful gift.

Hexie placemats made by Mina Askari. Machine quilted by Kerry Reed.
Hexie placemats made by Mina Askari. Machine quilted by Kerry Reed.

On Thursday, I spent a few hours with several other quilters. We come together to work on projects, share ideas, get inspired and of course, enjoy some tasty treats! We generally start the gathering with a show and tell. Take a look at this beautiful creation by Diana McClun. She never ceases to amaze and inspire us! This beautiful art piece was made in a 5 day class at Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar taught by Meri Henriques Vahl. Please forgive that the image is out of focus . . . I’m trying my hand at a new device and obviously need some lessons : )

Bouquet of Flowers by Diana McClun
Bouquet of Flowers by Diana McClun.

I shared this collection of fabrics and told the ladies that it was my plan to use them in a quilt using a new wedge ruler.

wedge fabrics

Before I was able to get the last piece pinned onto the design wall, I was getting lots of helpful input from my friends. Just take a peek at how this went. I just smiled and named it “how many quilters does it take to plan a quilt?”

First, Freddy Moran got involved and started moving pieces around. Then, Dale Fleming jumped in to see if a bit of green fabric was needed in the mix. Finally, Diana McClun pulled a few pieces out of her stash and contributed her expert advice. It was way too much fun!

Freddy Moran, Dale Fleming and Diana McClun oversee the fabric selection.
Freddy Moran, Dale Fleming and Diana McClun oversee the fabric selection.

Here are a few more projects taking place. It was such a happy, creative sewing day with so much variety. Nikki was working on her Memory Star blocks, Alethea Ballard machine quilting a new project and Dale Fleming working on her drawing skills.

Top: Nikki's Memory Star blocks. Middle: Alethea's machine quilting. Bottom: Dale's flower sketches.
Top: Nikki’s Memory Star blocks. Middle: Alethea’s machine quilting. Bottom: Dale’s flower sketches.

Before we called it a day, someone asked Freddy Moran to share with us the quilt she had folded up and sitting on a chair. Freddy pinned her quilt onto the wall and began telling us the story of the quilt. She tells it so much better than I ever could so I’ve added this sweet video and hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.

Until next time, happy creating everyone!

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17 thoughts on “Quilting . . . with a little help from my friends!

  1. So fun! I love sewing with my quilting buddies. Always fun and so inspiring because each quilter is so unique. Thank you for sharing Laura!

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  2. thank you for sharing the “top of the mountain” quilters event and video of the Guadalupe story. all so much fun and great stuff. looking forward to seeing the the new wedge quilt.

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    1. Hi Mary
      Looks like we forgot to unlock the Private setting. So sorry. Hopefully it is working for you now.

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    1. Hi Jenn
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  3. I love Freddy Moran and would love to see video–how do we sign in as it says we must do to see the video. Thanks for your blog I look forward to it.

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    1. Hi Mary
      Looks like we forgot to unlock the Private setting. So sorry. Hopefully it is working for you now.

      Please let me know if you are still having problems.
      Pati Fried

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    1. Hi Ann
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    1. Hi Lorna
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  4. Hi Laura! I love it when you are back and posting! Tried to watch the video, but it said “private” and I couldn’t see a thing.

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    1. Looks like we forgot to unlock the Private setting. So sorry. Hopefully it is working for you now.

      Please let me know if you are still having problems.
      Pati Fried

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