Thursday, April 4, 2013

KCMQG Quilt retreat

I am packing for retreat tomorrow! I am taking the travel projects that I didn't touch on vacation, but also another project for a niece. She asked if I would make her a quilt if she sent me the fabric and pattern. It will be the first time I have really followed a pattern (other than just block tutorials) and the first time working with batiks.

She ordered some from Hancock's of Paducah and I have supplemented to replace the ones that were not available after she ordered. ( I am not counting these fabrics either in or out of my stash, since they were furnished for the project)

Another first is that every piece has curved seams. At guild last month, Trisch demonstrated the Curvemaster foot. I am thinking it might have been a good idea to order it. I will have plenty of alternate projects to work on, though it it gets too frustrating.

The retreat is in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. I have not spent any time there in many years, but it has always been a favorite of mine. I am sure it would be a livelier place if the Jayhawks were in the final four, but I know we will have a good time.

This is the pattern. I don't have the book with me, so I will edit later with the 'credits'.

Not all the fabric is represented, but this is the color scheme.


Gaynell said...

I am eager to see how it all comes together!

Zany Quilter said...

Hi Jan...I think Sharon did a quilt like this with a wave type of ruler...?? Looks like a great quilt and nice color scheme! Have fun at the retreat...and let me know how the curvemaster foot works. I bought one about 10 years ago and have yet to put it on and do something with it! LOL...Enjoy!

Sharon M said...

I LOVE the curve foot. I made two drunkards path quilts using that foot. The curves you are working with don't need that foot though. Your pattern is similar to the one I made.

Iron Needles said...

Lovely effort! Interesting that the colors are our elder sister's colors...
Speaking of neicely commissions, your daughter's handspun herringbone infinity scarf was cast off last night and will be blocked today.