One of the fun things for this month is getting started on a new project with Chocolate Chicks, one of my small groups. We are doing a Churn Dash Stash Buster. This is how we are doing it. This month our hostess Cyndee entertained us (about 12 quilters) with appetizers and soft drinks. She passed out a pattern for the Churn Dash that she wants, along with a fat quarter of a cream fabric to each quilter that she wants used as her background. We are to use from our stash fabric for the churn dash. She requested a print that reads "Red Solo Cup"! I think this nailed it! I used three different prints from my stash. She will receive three 7.5" finished blocks from each member, so she will have enough to make a quilt! Each member takes a turn hosting! Simple appetizers, nothing fancy. We have found out that there are so many different variations of the churn dash pattern.
I went to retreat with the Materials Girls (another small group I belong to) for a long weekend of sewing and girl fun! We stayed at The Old Brick Inn in Chrisman! Joy, the innkeeper, is a delightful hostess. We ate wonderful meals in a cozy atmosphere. I worked on several projects while there. This was a miniature I had purchased the kit for at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show this winter. It is now on the to be quilted pile!Last week my local guild hosted Debbie Caffrey for a lecture and two workshops! I was unable to attend her PowerCutting workshop on Friday, but I was able to take her workshop Open a Can of Worms. There we learned some power cutting techniques, how to use the half square triangle ruler to make half square triangles and trapezoids. These blocks I got done in the morning.
These I got done in the afternoon, sort of like extra credit! These fabrics are the same fabrics I used in the Kaye England workshop a few months ago. They are Christmas prints, so I will be able to make a sampler of workshop blocks at some point in time! The diamond shape I am going to make a small medallion quilt with it!