6/09/2006

Nice Class, Fabric Search

The class at Little Quilts was great yesterday; the five of us industriously sewed away on our pineapple blocks and learned how to use that pineapple ruler. Anybody who's taken a class from Libby Lowe knows what a great teacher she is. Turns out the ruler is straightforward enough to use (when somebody shows you), it simply has a gazillion check points or check lines to help you keep the block aligned correctly. I wish I had photos of the other women's blocks, it's fun to see the same block in different fabric choices. There was a red/white/blue (red square in the center), a sort of elegant mix of soft golds/soft wines/scrappy, a green/white/yellow, and the most perfectly sewn set of blocks in green and yellow. She was making the strips in each block follow the same pattern, yellow from darkest to lightest from center out and greens from lightest to darkest center out (or else the reverse :-) ). Very, very pretty. Here are two of mine:



Maybe I should have printed the little faces on pink so the center blocks wouldn't look like holes.

Looked for my Little Quilts background fabric in their store. Special Delivery shirting. They had it on the bolt in every color but the one I needed. The only place they had it was included in two of their fat quarter bundles, which unfortunately, they wouldn't change out. Those two little fat quarters, so near and yet so far! I checked at the other two shops in town with no luck, so zoomed back to Little Quilts to buy one of the bundles before they closed. But at least I found enough to finish the blocks. $15 for a fat quarter (!).

5 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

$15 for a FQ!!!! My absolute favorite fabric ever (Alex. Henry nap cat - siamese on quilts) can occasionally be found for that on ebay.

Gail said...

Ah, but now you have some other fabrics to use in something new! I haven't taken a class at Little Quilts, and haven't yet gotten to Red Hen (IS that the Big Chicken's girlfriend??). The two shops that I have taken classes at are now closed. Hopefully no connection! I like your blocks, the brights really work with the black.

anne bebbington said...

always love brights against black - those pineapple blocks are great - sweet little faces in the centres :o) also love the little girls and the picket fences

DayDream said...

Bummer...my comments were lost in cyberspace. At least you were able to get that bundle and all was not lost. I could always try Quaker Town Quilts for you. Let me know next time you're in a jam. :) Betty

KCQuilter said...

Wowzer, love those pineapple blocks!!! Are they difficult?