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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Christmas in July Virtual Workshop

I had the pleasure this year of taking a Christmas in July virtual retreat held by Watergirl Quilt Co.  and Dragon's Heart Quilt Shop It took place over a day and half on Zoom.  Lots of fun and interesting things were learned including how to make a gift bag, a quilted post card and the highlight - a Christmas lap quilt.  There was even a yoga instructor to guide us through some gentle stretches to relieve some kinks from our tired sewing bodies.   

Prior to the workshop, I asked Katie (@lethargiclass) at Watergirl Quilt Co. to choose some fabric that would work for this quilt.  As usual, Katie's keen color sense and fabric design coordination came through for me.  As I couldn't shop personally, I was happy to have Katie make the selection.

At the retreat, the quilt instruction was led by Susan Madu of Modern Blended Quilts.  We had a special preview of her pattern, Simply Modern Christmas, which was to be released shortly after our workshop.  The pattern uses the Corner Pop III ruler and it makes a delightful Christmas tree in each block.  I'll be using this method in another special project I have in mind.

Once the quilt was pieced, I quilted it using random criss crossing lines.  The walking foot on my domestic machine handled that job. I bound it using solid red and it is backed in a lumberjack plaid cotton.  A cozy piece for the cold winter to come.

Quilted Postcard

Gift Bag




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