Bryce Canyon Retreat


I had the opportunity to spend the later part of last week near Bryce Canyon at a quilt retreat. Sew fun!!!


I taught two quilt classes. The first class was Swinging Diamonds. It uses the Fons & Porter 60 degree diamond ruler. I wish I had taken pictures. One lady was having a really hard time visualizing how the diamonds went together. By the end of the class, even she had it figured out. She had two diagonal rows done and said she didn’t hate diamonds anymore! Yay! MPQ126SwingingDiamonds

I also showed that class my Rawhide Quilt. It is temporarily a free pattern on the Timeless Treasures Website.Picture 1725

The next class I taught was Allie’s Garden. This pattern came with a summer version, Allie's Garden

a halloween version,

Charlotte's Babies

and a Christmas version that I don’t have a picture of yet. These are published though Checker’s Cut Loose Press. Ask for them at your favorite quilt shop.

After my classes were done, I was able to take the short trip into Bryce Canyon National Park and catch the sunrise. Talk about gorgeous!
Sm 20150207_2Sm 20150207_5Then it was back to sewing, sewing, sewing! I wasn’t able to get done what I was “suppose” to do because I saw Sherri McConnell’s four patch blocks for the American Patchwork and Quilting quiltalong. Then, I HAD to make my four patch blocks. The next day and a half, I sewed four patch blocks from a jelly roll. Then I took a layer cake and made them into blocks. Unfortunately I ran out of time. I didn’t get it laid out or sewed together. Now I am home doing what I am “suppose” to be doing. Perhaps one day I will finish what I am suppose to do and sew what I want to sew.

Does that ever happen???