Saturday, August 14, 2010

Free Piecing Quilt-a-long for my Mom

Hey there!

My mom and I are going up to Michigan on a quilt retreat with Gwen Marston next month. Pretty awesome, huh? Well, the only snag in this plan is that my mom is not a free piecing, devil may care quilter like I am. Every time we get together I want to show her how to be a Liberated quilter, or how I piece and quilt but too many other things are going on so we never have the time. I gave her the book Liberated Quilting 2 (I have book 1 and book 2....well I actually have most of Gwen Marston's books.) but my mom still does not "get it". Soooooo here I am. I am going to actually SHOW my mom how I do it. You guys are more than welcome to play along too.

My plan is to take 7 fairly simple fabrics make 6 different types of blocks (6 times) and in the end I will have a quilt. Hopefully my mom will too. The blocks are going to finish at 6 inches. So...go choose your fabrics and I will show you how to make the first block. I am going to start with my favorite block....the Log Cabin. The Liberated Log Cabin.

10 comments:

Lynn said...

Tia, which week are you going????? I have been going second week since 1999!! Please tell me you will be there second week!!!!

the Campfollower said...

Oh Lynn! We are going the first week. Will we see one another in passing?

Melissa said...

Aren't you a lucky duck, Tia! And what a treat to spend a week with your mom doing something fun like that.

Any tips on picking out fabric for your quilt along?

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

Oh Im so happy for you! I've been wanting to do this.. Im loving the idea of the quilt along but if I start another project my head will pop off... :D

im in! in spirit..

Selvage Quilter said...

You are in for a treat! I went years ago and I'd love to go again sometime. And how much fun to go with your Mom. Show us your two quilts.
I'm really enjoying your blog: the strawberry tallcake and the summer fun photos AND that awesome spider web. Oh yeah, and the bags!

Nifty Quilts said...

Have a great time! I went a few years ago, and would go every year if I could. Gwen is such a lovely person. She'll accept your mom, just as she is.

Judy Stevens said...

First try

Judy Stevens said...

Hi Tia, well i am waiting on my next set of instructions, this will be fun. i promise not to be too slow a learner. in the meanwhile i will try to finish a sundress i just knew i would look devine in. isn't it funny how a pattern looks so easy and you go by their measurments and it is huge. so then you must fix the mess. i had rather be quilting. mom

the Campfollower said...

YAY!!!! Mom you finally figured out how to do the comments! YOu are no longer a phantom on my blog! I love you and I am sure your sundress will be perfect. OK, I am uploading my log cabin pictures now....gird your loins!

Tonya R said...

that's awesome you get to go to BIQR! have a blast!

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