Friday, April 8, 2011

Ogallala classes

I just posted this on 15 minutes play. This is only part of what I have been working on this week. It is made mostly from scraps leftover from the following quilt.

This is part of the quilt class that I took from Yvonna Hays at the Ogallala Quilt Festival this past weekend. The pattern is called Dashes and Patches and consists of 12, 9 and 6 inch churn dash blocks and 6 and 3 inch 9 patch blocks along with plain fabric fillers. I saw a quilt made from this pattern last year and knew I wanted that pattern. When I saw that it was offered as a class at festival, I signed right up for it. I now have the first three rows up on my design wall - minus the last block since I can't stretch over my cutting table to put it up. I plan on sewing those rows together tonight unless I am totally distracted by piecing my own fabric out of scraps. (15 minute play) Here are samples of my students work in the class I taught, Divide and Conquer. They all did a great job. I can't wait to see what their finished quilts look like.


  1. I just discovered your blog today and realized I was going to take your liberated class at Ogallala. Unfortunately but also fortunately our son dropped by en route from Texas to California, so I missed the whole show.

    I, too, am a fan of Gwen Marston and had an opportunity to go to her retreat a year ago. I hear she is retiring from the retreat, but let's hope she continues to innovate and write those books!