Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Friday Night Synchronicity

The first Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) of the year is taking place this Friday ... will you be joining the 100 or so quilters that have already signed up? You can read the details and see the impressive list on Heidi's blog, Handmade by Heidi.

I will be beginning a BYOS (Bring Your Own Stash) class, taught by Nancie V--one of the friendliest and most welcoming local quilters.  When I saw her sample quilt top, I thought the block was interesting ... maybe because it wasn't immediately obvious how it was made.

I thought the block looked very traditional and was probably made with templates or some specialty ruler, but based on what I know of Nancie, that didn't seem like a Nancie choice.  This kind of "we're all making the same quilt" class is not my usual thing, nor are templates or specialty rulers, but this quilt was calling my name . . . then when I was chatting with Nancie at the quilt shop's open house, she quietly told me it was made using LIBERATED quilting techniques and I knew I wanted to make it

I've decided to run with the traditional impression it made on me and plan to use some feed sacks that have been in my stash for a while ... along with a couple I recently won on eBay after I decided that I needed just a little more variety.   I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone else in class will be choosing from their stash.


Terri said...

What a cute quilt! I hope you'll share a little bit about the block contruction.

I can't wait to see your blocks in the repros, Sophie.


sophie said...

I'm actually NOT using repros, I'm going to use some real feed sacks. I thought cutting into them was going to be hard, but I was holding my breath as I ran them all through the washer and dryer yesterday, fearing these old textiles might not hold up. (They did and after they were pressed, they looked great!)

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