AQS Show – Grand Rapids

(L - R) Me, Loreen, Wanda and Tina

(L – R) Me, Loreen, Wanda and Tina

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.

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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.298

 

You start out making these rotary cut blocks from a layer cake and jelly roll.

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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.

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The pattern was from Kimberly’s book on the left, “Jelly Roll Quilts & More”.  It uses some ingenious rotary cutting to get the shape.

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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.