Thursday, November 30, 2006

peeking around the corner....

Hi--I'm Karen.....I feel like I have to re-introduce myself! I've been out of touch for such a long time. Long story........cruising along life's highway and hit a major bump in the road. But I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things. The world sure doesn't stop when your own life does! Unfortunately, I haven't been doing a whole lot of sewing...but I will soon be back at it. I did do a few things during this barren period, thank goodness for classes that require samples! A little motivation sometimes is needed.

Here is the one thing that I have worked on in the past weeks....I took the book, "Monterrey Medallions" by Terry Atkinson and made a mystery class out of it. I gave the students weekly updates on what they were to buy, helping them choose colors, what to cut and a little bit of sewing. Then we met on a Saturday for an all day class. We had a potluck salad lunch with lots of yummy food and then I prepared dinner for them while they sewed. Here are the 4 blocks that were in the quilt and then the final layout that I chose.

25 comments:

Nancy said...

Welcome back! You've been missed.

I LOVE this quilt. I've almost bought the pattern several times. Guess I should just give in and get it. Another quilt on my LOOOOONG wannabe list!

Anonymous said...

Yes, welcome back. Lovely quilt, kinda holidayish.

Carol said...

Welcome back! What a wonderful quilt...the colors are spectacular!

Anonymous said...

wonderufl quilt with only four blocks to learn! wow

Patti said...

What a neat idea - I really like how your top turned out. Certainly fits the season!

I hope all is OK now - we missed you! It's good to have you back.

Mary said...

I have this pattern too - I love your fabric choices and it makes me want to make this quilt too.

Hope things settle down and stay that way.

Anonymous said...

Hope all is well with you.

Your quilt is wonderful - such yummy colors and I love the pattern. Beautifully done. I bet the class attendees enjoyed it immensely.

Fiona said...

I love that quilt - the colours are so nice. Fabulous.

Gail said...

Spectacular quilt!Glad you are back among us and hope things have ironed out.

joyce said...

Welcome back. Lovely quilt pattern and your colors are wonderful. I especially like the zig-zag effect on the border.

Lisa D. said...

Wow - great quilt! I love it!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea to use it as a mystery! I bet you really had them wondering. Yours turned out great!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back - sorry to hear that life threw you a curve ball.

Love the mystery pattern and your choice of colours is very yummy.

Andi said...

OMG - that is a beautiful quilt! Great idea for a mystery class.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. Your quilt is so beautiful. This was a great quilt to make a mystery. Love it.

Laurie Ann said...

Welcome back! It's good to hear from you again!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Life's challenges! Ugh! Glad you're back - you've been missed!

Love the quilt - it's soooo pretty!

Susan said...

So glad to see you back! I love Atkinson quilts, and the way you divided this one was perfect. That is a lovely quilt.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea to use this pattern as a mystery quilt. I love the colors you chose. This looks like a fun quilt to make.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. The quilt looks lovely - love that green.

cher said...

life does happen-great quilt! what a fun time I am sure you all had.

Anonymous said...

Karen! So good to see you post, girl. I know we all wondered what was up with you but didn't want to bug you if you were covered up with life's happenings.

How clever of you to do the pattern as a mystery quilt. Lovely and very seasonal colors.

Ruth said...

Good to hear from you again, hope everytning is well with you. The quilt is lovely.

Shelina said...

Welcome back Karen. Hope things are better for you. That is a beautiful quilt. I'm always afraid of doing a mystery quilt, not knowing how it will turn out, but this one would have been worth making, mystery or not.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,
I think the border is what gives this quilt some extra pizazz. It's a really spectacular quilt.