Just a quick post…

Hubby and I are heading out for a few days to Stratford, ON.  I am busy packing but I just realized that this is Labour Day Weekend.  That means all kinds of things to different people…school starts back up, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are everywhere and leaves will start changing colour.  Bus, if you are an appliquer, Labour Day Weekend means that you can now sign up for classes at The Academy of Applique!  If you have been scoping out the catalog, you already know that there is a great line up of teachers (if I do say so myself!) and some very interesting classes!  You can view the catalog of classes here.

I have been busy working away on a baby quilt for our grandson, who should be making an appearance around the first week of October.  (Mom is hoping for sooner lol.)IMG_8113

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I am loving the Las Passacaglia journey!  I am using Inklingo to construct mine and I highly recommend giving this method  try:)  This is what my design wall looks like.  Controlled chaos:)IMG_8119

Til next time…

Kerry

P.S.  Have a safe Labour Day Weekend:)

The Academy of Applique 2020 Catalogue is Ready!

Great news!  The Academy of Applique 2020 catalogue is now online and ready for you to drool over!   Registration starts at 12 noon on Monday, Sept. 2 (Labour Day). You can see it here.  If you love applique and have never been to the Academy, I urge you to do so.  This will be my fourth year teaching at the Academy, and it truly is the highlight of my year.  To be surrounded by so many students and teachers that share my love of applique is truly amazing:)

Here are some pics of the classes I will be teaching.  My first class is Southwest Succulents.IMG_7422

The second class I am teaching, which is suitable for true beginners, is called Yellow Finches.IMG_7421

So I have finally taken the plunge and started my La Passacagalia quilt. I am not doing it using the EPP method.  I am using Inklingo and it could not be any easier.  Print your shapes on an Inkjet printer, and use a running stitch to stitch by hand.  Easy Peasy!  Here are some of the rosettes I am working on.  Also, fussy cutting is a breeze!IMG_7462

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Way too much fun!IMG_7519

Here is another one.IMG_7482

This is the back of the rosette above.  You can see the printed lines and my stitches.IMG_7505

Like most quilters, I have a stash of scraps that is not going away on it’s own.  I decided to make Bonnie Hunter’s “Split 9 Patch” and it certainly has made a dent in my stash.  So the idea is to make 168 blocks made up of 2 1/2″ squares.  All was good until I spotted a boo-boo.  On all 168 blocks.  (The square in the top right corner.)IMG_7480

So after an evening of ripping out all 168 blocks, my blocks now look like this. I must confess, “younger me” may have pitched all the boo-boo blocks in the trash, but “more mature me” decided I had too much of my valuable time invested in this project not to have something to show for it lol!  And (according to my calculations), I used up approx 7 metres of my stash for the squares and triangles.  That is quite a dent!IMG_7481

The blocks are stitched together in rows, and I am now stitching those rows together.  Bruin approves!IMG_7911

Have an awesome and safe long weekend, do some stitching and go check out the catalogue:)

Til next time….

Kerry