Monday, April 8, 2013

Teaming Up!

I finally finished the binding on my version of the "Stepping Stones" quilt which is on the cover of our book, "Quilting Modern." Hand binding is getting harder and harder for me to do with my sore hands, but a long soothing hand massage from my hubby helped me get ready to tackle the next quilt on the pile.
The quilting is a little different than the original.  I wanted the stones to be quilted with pebbles and the background to be straight lines in different orientations.  I'm always amazed how the quilting brings out the color change quality of the galvanized shot cotton.  It's one of my favorites with the orange and blue threads that come together to create this fabric.

I wasn't able to get a full on shot because of the 40 mph winds and the rainy day, so I'll do another post soon where I can show and tell you all about the quilting.
Taking pictures of this quilt reminds me of all the work Katie and I did together.  Good news is that we get to be together again in May.  I'm staying after Quilt Market and heading to Seattle to do some teaching with Katie.  We're going to be at Island Quilter on Vashon Island May 20, 21 and 22 teaching three different classes.  I'll also be speaking and showing quilts at the Vashon Island Quilt Guild on the morning of the 21st.  You can find out all about signing up for the classess, getting lodging on the island and joining us from Anja of Island Quilter.  We'll be teaching Slice/Insert Improv, Machine Piecing Hexagons, and Modern Crazy Piecing.  We're going to have such a great time, learn lots and sew, sew, sew!

Katie and I are so excited to be teaming up and teaching together.  For those of you who join us, it's probably going to be a once in a lifetime deal.  I hope if you're in the area you'll decide to sign up for one or all of the classes.  I hear the island is beautiful and Anja's shop is a must see.
My sons were in Chicago this weekend and Ben grabbed this quilt and curled up on the sofa.  He wouldn't let me snap a pic because he knew where it would end up, but it was great to see him snuggling under a quilt I made.  Isn't that why we do what we do?

18 comments:

Kathleen said...

I absolutely LOVE the colors! I have that book - you have inspired me for my next project!
Blessings,
Kathleen

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gorgeous quilt and quilting Jacquie! Yes, that's why we do what we do!

Debbie said...

SO excited you and Katie are teaming up! I'm able to join you for one day & can't wait!

sewkatiedid said...

Yeah! Love the remake and can't wait to see you!

Malini said...

The colors are gorgeous. I absolutely love this quilt.

Happy Quilting!

aquiltersmission said...

Love the texture. The colors are really great also.

Christy said...

I am excited to join you and Katie on Vashon Island for two days in May! I'm full of enthusiasm, trying to funnel it into finishing WIPs. ;)

Susan said...

This is gorgeous, the colors are awesome! Love the quilting that you decided on.

Valerie said...

Gah, why can't Seattle be closer?! I'm sorry I'll miss it, but I know everyone who goes will be so grateful. And yes, seeing our precious people wrapped up in our handmade makings is exactly why we do it:)

Cristin said...

Such a gorgeous quilt - not to mention the quilting! I'm a bit of a pebble quilting addict :-) Too fun!

Tamie said...

The colors are beautiful as is the quilting. So pretty.

Denise said...

Love the color combination, which happens to be the color trend right now - at least according to a fashion expert on the Wendy Williams show today (coincidentally). Actually these are classic colors, which will always be "in" as far as I'm concerned. Simply gorgeous!

Lisa said...

You are so right! There is nothing better than to see a loved one wrapped in something I made. I have your book I bought it before it ever came out and I was going to mail it to you to sign. That was a long time ago and I have read the book and it is awesome. Just like your new quilt, I love the piecing and quilting. Have a good time on your trip I know you are very busy these day (so happy for you).

Sherri said...

It is the best when family members wrap up in our quilts.

I've been meaning to email you, too--thank you so much for the wonderful lecture you gave at QuiltCon-- I was able to watch it on the Craftsy site and feel so much the same as you about quilting. I too consider my ancestors makers...you had me in tears! Thank you for the inspiration!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'll hopefully get to chat a few minutes in Portland. Sure wish I could head up to Seattle--that would be amazing! This quilt is beautiful.

Poppyprint said...

Oh my gosh, both you and Katie at Island Quilter? Dreamy. It is such an incredible store, and sewing space. Have an amazing time, wish I could join you!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous! You will love Island Quilter. :D

Lynn said...

Ahhh, I'd snuggle under it, too--all those delicious blues and greens! Gorgeous!