Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Table Runner Christmas Present

I picked up a new book about a month ago Stars by Magic by Nancy Johnson-Srebro. The timing was just perfect because my small quilt group, Scrapbaggers, decided to exchange table runners at our Christmas party. The techinque from my new book was just great; however there is a lot of waste. The projects in the book utilize a unique twist on the snowball technique. I really enjoyed how the stars were made. It made easy work of stars that are usually complicated. I would love to make more from this book. I give the book and technique 4 stars!!!

Happy quilting,

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Jo's Little Women Club #9

On the 5th of January a new Jo's Little Women Club begins. For all you Jo's club fans now is the time to sign up. The class starts in a little more than a week. There is an afternoon class and and an evening class.

The first quilt will use bunches of fabric. You will get to pull both lights and darks from your Jo's scraps. The sample quilt pictured has a piece from each of the 'pack' fabrics...plus a lot more. The center could be the embroidery or a favorite focus fabric or maybe even a photo on fabric. You pick! I'm excited for class to begin. Hopefully, I will see you there. Give the shop a call and get your name on the list. Have a happy and safe new year!!!