Studio Update

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a fabulous week and you and yours are safe and healthy.

I have so many projects going all at once, and I realized I haven’t updated my blog followers on what’s going on in my studio recently. So here’s your full Laurel, Poppy and Pine update!

As I begin to re-open my studio, I have set safety protocols in place for private lessons. Of course, having my students mask up is on of those precautions. I expect most students will bring their own masks, but in case someone forgets, I purchased these adorable masks from my friend Trina at Snippets for student use.

In addition to restarting private lessons, I am also gearing up to begin group classes. I will be teaching my By Your Side pattern at Quilting Mayhem in Snohomish on September 26th and have several other classes that I am preparing, including a fun color theory class. Local friends, keep your eye out for that!

And with teaching more classes comes making more samples! I have a couple of By Your Side top samples that I would like to finish before class to show my students all the fun ways you can make this quilt.

I also have this top, which is the sample for my color theory class. I’ll be finishing it hopefully this weekend.

Last month, I shared that my July UFO challenge was a black and white version of Quilting Jetgirl’s Downstream quilt. Since finishing that top, my son has moved AND decided to buy a larger bed! So, I got creative and drafted up a plan to add 10″ solid black borders to each side so he had a decent amount of overhang to cover his mattress well. I do have a bit of a sense of urgency to finish this one, as he’s in a studio so his bed is in full view of all guests!

My August UFO project was to finish my 2019 Quilter’s Planner BOM quilt. Recently, my husband and I decided that we would like to have a series of seasonal quilts to use on our bed. And with it’s adorable snowflake layout, this quilt is perfect for winter! I did not finish it in August because I really wanted to practice the quilting motif and take my time to do it well. It’s about a third of the way quilted at this point. And because I didn’t really have a good plan for my September UFO project (#10- a stack of Berry Season and Fall colored 10″ squares), I decided to skip it and extend my August project into September.

Speaking of quilts for our bed, my husband and I decided to work together to get a head start on my #6 project- the Alice in Wonderland Shimmer quilt. At the beginning of the year, my plan was to ‘have a finished top’, but I hadn’t chosen a size. Well, our bed is a king size, so that means we’ll be making 56 of these blocks in total. We’re still in the cutting stage, but it’s been fun to work together on this. We plan on it being our ‘late summer into fall’ quilt. Although there are a lot of florals, I love that the color palette made it masculine enough for his style.

With so many projects to do, it’s been a bit hard for me to know what to work on. I’m feeling a bit like a bumble bee buzzing from one flower to the next! I’m hoping on my next update, I’ll be able to show you some finished work!

Happy Sewing, ~L

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