I love the simplicity of the blades whether curved or pointed or just plain, I just have so much fun making them!
I’m sitting in a coffee shop with volume all around but tuning it out to share about my latest quilting love…One of the best parts of making dresdens is the colors-there’s no limit. I can choose a collection or stash. All one color or many of course.
One of my latest projects is Fandango. Super simple and plain top dresdens twisted and turned in romantic and colorful favorites from my stash. I even used multi colored white background prints (something I have plenty of). I had these gorgeous stripes I’ve been dying to use and they worked perfect as center quarter circles. Just enough drama
I’ve designed so many dresdens projects and quilts, I can’t wait to share but right now I have to pay the check. More to come…www.ladylikedesigns.com
I enjoy making quilts so much I can’t help but share! In the next few weeks I’ll share my favorites for this time of year and each design will
be on sale and if I have a kit it will be on sale too.
This quilt has alway been one of my favorites any time of the year but especially in fall – I love the contrast of blue and brown with a dash of pink. The design is simple pieced hearts with a colorful companion block. The finishing borders look complicated but are simple folded corners to give a fancy scallop look. This quilt could be called nothing other than “Warm Romance”.
I know it seams like forever since you heard from me and your right it has been….In a nut shell, I have tried some adventurous travels this year and remodeling has hampered my sewing ability.
A little further explanation…..I’m a born again flyer – I haven’t been on a plane for about 20 years, maybe more because I couldn’t get past the anxiety but my doctor gave me a pill to relax me and it worked, so it opened a whole new world – I’m so thankful! My patient husband (who has flown so much he falls asleep on take off) has been my guide, now he says he created an animal!! So for the last 18 months I’ve been flying here and there and loving it – one of the places we went this summer was Alaska. I never cared if I got to go to Alaska, but my hubby has always wanted to go, so off we went. We didn’t just go to alaska, we lived on land and sea for 14 days and each part was more beautiful than the next – we loved a little place called Talkeetna – if you have not ever been, please go….the people who live there and the wildlife and the scenery are beyond words, but I do have a few pictures – would you like to see them…..
I also visited a sweet friend in North Carolina for a week, it was so nice to spend time with her and her hubby in Asheville. Great city on the verge of exploding artiscally so its a treat to see all the new designs and colors, just like putting a quilt together.
This summer has gone so fast but I’ve also spent a chunk of time remodeling my playroom – it has been long overdue for painting and rearranging.
The process has also given a ton of new ideas and a huge inventory to sell. I have discovered fabrics that I purchased years ago in perfect shape and design. Before I started teaching I used to visit a little shop called Material Possessions in Lake Forest and I swear I purchased every new fabric they had – some I used and made wonderful quilts but I also managed to save enough to make bundles, kits and prepared projects (more about these later). I also guarantee I have the largest supply of printed background fabrics (today they are called Low Volume). Most of these fabrics are out of print and unavailable, take a close look at the perfect fussy cut fabrics too. Here’s a few pictures…these fabrics will be sold through my Open House and new Etsy shop Bev’s Fabric Shop beginning 12/8/19.
I will also have prepared project boxes – perfect precuts or fat quarters for a complete project – most of which are from my Simplelady designs so they are perfect beginner friendly or weekend projects.
I spent the weekend with a fantastic group of quilters and quilt friends at the Flying Geese quilt guild show. It was so much fun and we wore ourselves out talking and laughing and sharing all about the latest quilting trends, fabric and designs.
I wish to thank the great crew with Flying Geese quilt guild for making everything just right, especially the hospitality and the volunteers who worked at making the vendors happy!
Something happens when you visit a quilt show to inspired your creativity and gt you all fired up with a spirit to sew. As I and the others walk around and look at the latest goodies, I can’t help but go home ready to create something fantastic – love that inspiration. As a vendor, I’m doubly blessed with fun customers and quilt friends but I share a spirit of salesmanship with some really cool people. We are not just there to sell products, we are also there because we love quilters and everything it brings to heart.
I have some pictures of my booth to share – hope you enjoy them, if you were there and I missed you – please visit my website for my latest news….
Make sure to visit a quilt show as soon as you can, join the fun. On a final note, I do have a few kits leftover and plenty of patterns with a full class schedule on my website.
Walk with me through a day of sewing and creating. I’ve been teaching quilt classes for over 15 years and feel very blessed to meet the most fascinating people filled with wit and wisdom all related to fabric and quilting. The day goes by too fast, but the accomplishment is well worth the time. Bring a project you’ve already started or a new project to begin, I will bring my patience and tips to guide you along.
Teaching quilt classes is one of my greatest joys – its a pleasure to spend time with a quilter as she/he moves through a quilt from cutting to piecing to applique to finishing and quilting. The joy is for me to live the process with her….I enjoy teaching and helping the quilter discover new and easy techniques and color exploration. Quilt classes are also a great time with other quilters for the conversation and fun that is always present!
Come join me as I offer a quarterly open sew day, filled with a relaxing and delightful day of sewing and creating. The location is a perfect setting for a group with plenty of good lighting, tables, comfy chairs and even a giant cutting table and ironing stations.
I’d like to suggest some projects you may have wanted to begin and a will offer a free pattern to get you started. Below are some class choices which are perfect for one day. If you are enrolled in any of my block of the month classes, you may also bring that project to continue your work.
These designs are only a small few to choose from, visit my website for more choices – II promise you’ll have a good time and get plenty of sewing done….
For more information and registration, click here. See you soon! Bev