Aug 16 10

New Quilt Block and What’s Coming Up

I started on a new quilt block this weekend:

Once I have some time, I plan to make a large quilt using this block design but for now, I’m just making a small wall hanging because I need a border zone that I can quilt while I demo some hyperquilting at the Checker Open House next Monday. The center has a Texture Magic portion surrounded by 2 petal zones:

Of course, the appliqued areas will all be trapuntoed and here’s a shot back side of the central portion now:

I need to get this all finished this week, so I’ll post the final pictures as I get them done. But, I wanted to post about 2 fun events coming up in the next month. The first is the annual Quilting with Machines conference in Huron, Ohio next month. It runs from September 22nd to September 25th, and it’s a wonderful chance to connect with machine quilters from all over who love to machine quilt! It has something for long armers, mid armers, and even those of us who quilt on home domestic sewing machines! If you’re looking to learn about machine quilted feathers, sign up for my 2 classes, (Feathers Part 1 and Feathers Part 2), each of which will cover different topics in feather quilting. I can’t wait to check out the vendor’s mall because a lot of the things we machine quilters use just aren’t available in the average quilt shop, and this is a great way to find out about them!

Another fun event is coming up on September 11 at The Quilt Foundry in Maumee, Ohio. I’ll be doing a book signing but I’ll be giving a talk and probably a bit of a demonstration twice on that day. Call the shop at 419-893-5703 to sign up for one of the talks so you’ll be sure to get a seat…I’ll look forward to seeing you there!


  1. betsy Says:

    Beautiful block Patsy.

  2. SewCalGal Says:

    Lovely design. I sure wish I could come take your class, but unfortunately the logistics won’t work for me this time. Maybe someday.