Thursday, March 13, 2014

Crazy Quilting Class......

I enrolled in the free quilting class with Kathy Shaw of Shawkl. There are 62 participants which is quite a lot.

Our first step was to make a neutral coloured block according to a block pattern that Kathy gave us. That way we are all working on the same setup as the seam treatment is going to be specific to the block.

I didn't want to buy any new fabrics so I used what I had in my stash. Sorry for the poor quality pictures but my little camera just wouldn't take good pictures. The light was just too wrong today.
This is as neutral as I could get:)


I finally bought myself a Q-Snap frame from Sew Sisters. It was about $20.00 CAD which was considerably cheaper that some I had seen offered online.

I went to the store to buy it and I was very very good...only 8 fat quarters came home with me. really need muscles to get the frame clip thingies off and on again though......LOL  It's fabulous. I don't know why I didn't buy one long ago.

We will be introducing colour into the block by using various threads and silk ribbon. I'm really looking forward to that part. Hopefully I can get better pictures next time.

Take care:)


  1. your block looks good. I have my pattern printed and ready to sew. My sister has a frame to lend me till I decide whether I like stitching that way. I usually do my embroidery without a frame. Yet to purchase the ribbons but will aim for that today.

  2. You did a nice job constructing your block with the neutrals. I ordered the Q-snap 11 x 17 frame online from and they just emailed me saying they couldn't fulfill my order. So I'm just going to use the old fashioned hoops.

  3. Looks good Mary Ann, I like the idea of the Q-S frames but I'm sticking with my trusty quilting hoop for now :)

  4. Only 8 fat quarters? You WERE really I will be interested to hearing what you think of the Q-snaps once you actually get started using them.

  5. Ooooh, I can't wait to see what you do!

  6. Looking good Mary Ann and only 8 fat quarters, I'm impressed ;O)

  7. Your piecing is beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing where you go, with the block. Thanks for the link to Sew Sister. Their shipping rates are excellent. I might have found, yet another, place to spend money. How did you get out with only 8 FQ?

  8. Hermoso crazy quilting. Me encant√≥. ¡Qu√© paciencia para hacer algo tan hermoso!
    Me llevo tu blog para ponerlo en mis favoritos.
    Saludos desde Chile.

  9. Good luck with the class Mary Ann - it looks good. xx

  10. Gosh this is looking good. I bought Q.S frames years ago - really expensive here but they are terrible to get on and off, so I use my old wooden hoops.


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