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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Caribbean cruise

Three things to be happy about:
(1) mint-flavored floss
(2) caller ID
(3) new bed pillows

Did I mention I'm going on another Sew Many Places quilter's cruise, to the Caribbean? This time it's to the western Caribbean, leaving from Galveston, Texas, with Bonnie Hunter, Kim Diehl, Pam Holland, and Catherine Redford.  For a few weeks I've been looking at the supply list, then looking at the calendar ...  looking at the supply list, then looking at the calendar... I better get cutting!

For her project, Kim has arranged for us to purchase a kit from The Country Spool, so that takes care of that one!  Pam's list isn't that long, won't take but a minute to assemble and Catherine will have a kit for purchase at the class.  But Bonnie ... well, we all know and love the many scrappy pieces in Bonnie's quilts, so there's a lot of cutting to do before the cruise!

For Bonnie's class I'm going to my stash, including batiks, and pulling medium, darks, and neutrals.

Reds, blues, greens, oranges, funny looking mixed colors - everything goes for this quilt!

I'm using a lot of batiks because Bonnie used them and I have so many pretty ones.  Bonnie used batiks because the shop where she first taught this quilt as a mystery in Plano, Texas specializes in batik fabrics ... have you guessed the name of the quilt yet?

Before I start cutting into my yardage I can go pull a lot of precuts from my 2-1/2" box.

As an extra bonus, I found a little container with a few 2-1/2 x 4-1/2" pieces  - everything can be cut from 2-1/2" strips, so I'm already ahead of the game!
I can also dig out my larger scraps - anything that will give me a 2-1/2" square, or 2-1/2 x 4-1/2" rectangle can be cut up and used for this quilt!

As a guestimate, I'll aim for cutting about one-fourth the amount needed for the entire quilt, no use hauling more fabric than I need to around the Caribbean!  

If I have time I may go ahead and actually cut out the entire quilt, though.

Well that's what's happening over here, what's going on in your studio?  I hope it's something that makes you smile - sew forth and sew on til later!

1 comment:

  1. I am curious....do you have to take your own sewing machine for the classes?


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