Saturday, July 28, 2012

I enjoyed 2 classes with Edyta Sitar a week ago....

What a wonderful quilting weekend it was!!
I took 2 classes.... Friday's class was the Broken Star Log Cabin class.
The log cabin blocks finish at 4.5" x 4.5"and are cut from 1" strips.
Edyta said you can make this quilt in 4 days....and after learning her time saving techniques...yes you can.
I finished 16 blocks on Friday.
On Saturday morning Edyta had a lecture called....'Reasons for Quilts'.
Not only is Edyta a talented quilter, fabric designer for Moda, pattern designer,
terrific mother, wife and friend...
she is also a wonderful speaker...funny and entertaining...even brought tears to my eyes.
I was front row, she brought 80 quilts....all were absolutely amazing quilts!!
If you every have the opportunity to take one of her workshops or attend one of her lectures, please take the time to learn from one of the 'best'.
Just have to add the borders on my Broken Star Log Cabin...
I've pulled  the border fabric from my stash.
here it is on the line...and tonight I will add the borders.
After I got home from the lecture last Saturday
I bound my purple log cabin quilt. 
It is hanging at the GAAQG Quilt show in Ann Arbor Michigan this weekend. 
(sorry no picture)...maybe later today. 
I finished another 16 of the Broken Star Log Cabin blocks.
and started the 16 light log cabin blocks.
On Sunday I took Edyta's Stars in Quilts class.
It features 15 different star patterns and is a guild favorite.
  If you get a chance to take, it is an awesome class!!
We worked on the Dresden Star block....and it is super cool to make!

...and here is my block, yep only one so far and I still have the applique to do. 
This is not paper pieced...definitely an awesome block!!

I must say....I had a very busy week sewing..stressful but gratifying.
I burned a lot of midnight oil trying to
 finish quilts,
stitch bindings,
add hanging sleeves and labels
 on 6 different quilts.
My friend Christa and I worked together and by Thursday evening
we had all our quilts ready for the quilt show.
Great teamwork.....thanks for making my labels Christa!!

Now go and get inspired by visiting Edyta at
 Laundry Basket Quilts...she has patterns, books, fabrics...lots of goodies. 
There is lots of info on her website.

hugs and happy stitching



  1. Your log cabin quilt is spectacular and also the dresden .
    Editha was in Sitges in March and her quilts and patterns are awesome.

    Have a fun weekend and happy quilting!!

  2. Love, love, love your Broken Star Log Cabin! I would definitely take that class if I had the chance.

  3. Oh, what fun, I am so envious I would love to take a class from Editya,and I love your Broken Star Lig Cabin quilt. Let's see can I start one more project?????

  4. The quilt is "one of kind" beautiful. I love your blocks of stars!

  5. The Broken Star is spectacular! Glad you had such an enjoyable deserve it!

  6. Your quilt is drop dead gorgeous! And the picture of it sitting on the bench surrounded by flowers could win a quilt photography award as well. Absolutely stunning! Your block also has the same beauty...will be nice to see this one finished as well. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Beautiful! I love your quilt! Sigh.. more to add to my ever-growing list! LOL Have a great weekend!

  8. WOW! That quilt is AWESOME! The weekend sounds like lots of time for quilting and great instruction..A perfect weekend!

  9. Love that Broken Star, I had a chance to take a class from Edyta 2 years ago and heard her Reasons trunk show earlier this year, she is really a treasure! Glad you had such an awesome weekend!

  10. lucky girl! your quilt is beautiful!

  11. Your Log Cabin quilt is AWESOME! Need I say more?

  12. Kudos on getting that broken star log cabin quilt all pieced. It is gorgeous! I love it and may just have to make one for myself. And your quilts looked great hanging at the show today. I'm glad you decided to share your work......especially the SafeHouse fundraiser quilt you donated. It will help raise a lot of money for a good cause. (And thanks again for getting my bindings done! I'll make labels anytime in exchange for bindings....tee-hee.)

  13. Well first, I'm so jealous, I love Edyta's patterns! Four days? Really? I'm gobsmacked. You did a gorgeous job! Love the dresden too. Wish I could get to the show to see your quilts!

  14. Wow, you have been busy! The classes sound great and the dresden star block looks great. I am so pleased you had the quilts ready for the show. Great effort!

  15. WOW! Your log cabin is stunning!!! And I love that dresden plate pattern! Log cabins and Dresdens... my all-time favorite patterns... and you have them BOTH in ONE post!!

  16. What a beautiful quilt that log cabin is Pauline - wish I could have been there to take that class. I haven't made a log cabin in many years but would love to make another if it didn't take so long! blessings, marlene

  17. Love that log cabin quilt, so beautiful. I can't wait to see it in person. I LOVE the dresden though and you are going to have to teach me how to do that!!

  18. I love Edyta's patterns. You are so lucky to take a class with her. Your block is awesome. Thanks for her link. I'm off to go check it out.