This week I have a brand new project to show!
I signed myself and my sister up for a mystery quilt class on Friday night at Reichards. This was her first quilting class ever and she was very excited. This is the fabric kit we each received...everything all pre-cut and organized for us, which is a real treat for all students, but especially for my sister who is new to quilting.
Here is our wonderful teacher Deb Beirnes, just back from a teaching engagement in British Columbia! And beside her is the quilt that we could make from the kit. The pattern is called Buzz Saw and there was enough fabric in our kits to make 12 blocks, plus the border and a scrappy binding. But of course I want to make mine bigger, so I am digging through my stash to find fabrics to add.
Here is my design wall today.
Aren't the pastel colours springy and perfect for playing with the week before Easter?!?!
I am thinking about making each buzz saw block from the same colour and am now auditioning fabrics. The blocks that are already sewn were the ones I made at the class, and the hunks of fabric pinned on the wall are "maybes" - fabrics to complete some of the partial blocks and to make new blocks. I can see on the computer screen that the purple is way too dark and I'll take that one out. I think I can happily add in the peach, the light purple and the blue. Any other suggestions?
I made this same design last year at retreat (you can see that one by clicking here) and it is a really fun block to sew. Annie's quilt was the first Buzz Saw I found and admired in Blogland. Then I saw Julie's - click here and she gave photo instruction and the link to the pattern in this blog post. And here is another one that Suze made - click here to see hers.
Why don't you make one too?
If you want to see what other quilters are working on this week, go to Judy's blog and surf the great quilt blogs on her list.