Quilting and Teaching

Liberty Quilt

I’m back! And just in time to get my new quilt back from the quilters. Thanks so much to my friend Susan (aka Miss Lulu) for guest posting while I was away on vacation. If you follow me on instagram you’ve probably seen all my Boston pics.

This is my second quilt I’ve made that I got quilted at Remnants using their long arm quilting service. Uh-oh, I think I’m becoming a quilter!

Liberty Quilt

It’s not that exciting – I made it using a kit and a pattern. All the fabrics except for the light blue panels are Liberty of London prints (did you know they had a line of quilt weight fabrics now?). Basically I loved that I could use bits of all the wonderful prints!

Liberty Quilt

I did get a little creative – with some scraps I made a stripe on the back side, just for fun.

Liberty Quilt

And for some reason I though it would be a good idea to hand bind the entire quilt. Yeah, probably won’t be doing that again. Major props to people who hand quilt! Such patience that I do not possess.

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Spice Market Tote

In other news: I’m teaching a class at Remnants! If you’re in Austin (or near enough to come visit) you can take my new Amy Butler’s Spice Market tote bag class on Saturday, June 8th at 12-4pm or Wednesday, June 19th at 6-10pm.
This isn’t just your ordinary tote bag. This one is big, strong, and packed with interfacing to make it hold up to whatever groceries (or even small children) you put into it. The thick straps wrap all the way around to the bottom seam and are reinforced. There are interior pockets, too. Even Amy herself says this is the bag of hers that gets the most use and it’ll be your go-to bag, too.
If you’ve made an Amy Butler bag before you know that she includes thorough instructions and professional finishes. If you’ve never tried an Amy bag before this is the perfect one to start with and a great canvas for fun prints.
The class is recommended for advanced beginners and up – those who can at least cut out pieces and use a sewing machine. You really don’t need much experience at all.
You can sign up online or by going to the store or calling 512-821-1511. The class is $35 and you get a 15% discount on your total purchase if you buy the class and supplies together.

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Well, it’s good to be back home. I’m gonna snuggle on the couch with my new quilt now!
  • I love that quilt! Great colors.

  • phthooey

    Well well well! Look who else is quilting! 😉 Your quilt looks fantastic. How cool that you used the long arm quilting service at Remnants — I will probably do that if I tackle another bed-sized quilt. They did a great job!

  • Gorgeous quilt! I started one, then gave it to my mom to do whatever she wanted with it. I didn’t have the stamina, but kind of regret it now. I love quilts!

    Congrats on the teaching gig! Amy Butler patterns are so well done. I’ve made the Weekender bag four times now! I need to try some others.

  • great quilt! i’ve tried many binding methods, but i’ve finally settled on handstitching it to the back. it just looks so much cleaner than anything else in my opinion.

  • I would rather stick a fork in my eye than do the quilting itself by hand, but attaching the back of the binding by hand I can get on board with. Maybe because that’s hand *sewing*, not hand *quilting,* which is an entirely different sport, HA! Your Liberty quilt is beautiful!!

  • The quilt is beautiful! Do you have your next one planned?

  • thanks, I’ve got two planned!

  • thanks, yeah, i’m taking all my quilts there, i’m too lazy to quilt myself 😉