Home After Quilt Trip

I am home after 9 days. I spent the day before my departure at my daughter's apartment which is hours closer to the pick-up site than my home. Upon returning, I drove to my sister's house for an overnight visit before traveling 3+ hours home.

And in between those two stay-overs, I was on the road in a comfortable coach with 52 other quilters! We traveled from Michigan to Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Iowa. I will share bits and pieces of the excursion over the next few weeks.

I want to tell you that one of our destinations was Hamilton, Missouri. A visit to the Missouri Star Quilt Company was the highlight of this stop.
Not only were we able to shop the many fabric departments (which are located in different buildings), but our day included a 2-hour lecture and trunk show by Jenny Doan, herself! She is as charming in person as she comes across on her videos.
I got so many ideas for quilting projects with her simple, straight-forward explanations of patterns.

I took just a little time to try the Disappearing 9-Patch that Jenny talked about with some Island Batik fabrics. 
She has a video HERE.

I wanted to explore what 3 colors in a triadic color scheme would look like.
I cut 5" squares of Island Batik fabrics. The purple and green are from the Wind and Sea Collection and the red is from the Coral Reef Collection.

Here are my steps in making the blocks.

And this is the quilt top that resulted.

 And, speaking of Island Batik fabrics, there is a blog hop going on this month with the ambassadors paper piecing and using the newest fabrics. Take a look at what has been posted so far. Mine is coming near the end of the month. I will post more links when they are revealed.

1 comment:

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Sounds like a wonderful quilty trip. I love the disappearing 9-patch. I made my first one last year for a guild charity project and have been wanting to do another one ever since.