Now that we are less than a month out, I'm starting to work on a few projects for the retreat. First on my list was to create something (anything - there were no restrictions!) for a swap.
Just when I was starting to seriously think about what I wanted to make for the swap, I received an email from Kristy at Quiet Play asking if I would be interested in testing a new paper-pieced pattern for her. I jumped at the chance and decided to kill two birds with one stone: I pieced her new "Geometric Butterfly" block and then finished it off into a 12.5" mini quilt for my swap item. (Earlier I had a chance to test a penguin block for Kristy. You can see my finished guy here.)
Two other projects for Sewtopia, involved picking fabrics for the two classes that I will be taking with Latifah Saafir from Latifah Saafir Studios and Rita Hodge from Red Pepper Quilts.
Latifah is teaching us to make her molehill quilt (curved piecing - upper left). Above (right) are the fabrics that I've picked out.
Rita is going to work with us on making a Kansas Dugout mini-quilt. I had fun using Electronic Quilt (design program below) to try out different color and fabric schemes for this one.