I joined three of my sit and stitch sisters for a trip to Grand Rapids for the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show. This is the third year for the show and it is a fun trip for a group of quilting friends.
I also got to meet a wonderful teacher, Kimberly Einmo, and take her Chainsaw Quilt Class. I had spoken to her on the phone but we had never met. She is a fun, enthusiastic person and a wonderful teacher.
You start out making these rotary cut blocks from a layer cake and jelly roll.
Then you put them together in this way to look like a saw blade. I used every pink, peach, purpley, salmon colored fabric in my stash and made my own layer cake. Hopefully it will not be too pink. I am still working on the squares.
The pattern was from Kimberly’s book on the left, “Jelly Roll Quilts & More”. It uses some ingenious rotary cutting to get the shape.
Here is my first day’s haul from visiting the vendors, there were a lot of cute things but I restrained myself. I can’t wait to stitch up the thimble blossom mini’s.