Trinity Celtic Knot is a wonderful quilt to make. I thoroughly enjoyed making it and I know hundreds of other quilters have made it too. It is one of our best selling patterns.
Based on the Flame stitch design in needlepoint, bargello quilts fascinate everyone with their complexity and interplay with color and value.
Recently I had a student, Connie Martin shared some of her work she had completed in Zoo Friends - an online class by Jennifer Houlden. As Connie also works she didn't have time to make the class quilt right now, but she did manage to make some bibs and a pillow case to try the animal applique during class time. She will make the quilt later.
Another class I am currently running at Quilt University is "Tote That Mat". It is a class based on my all time favorite pattern "Carry All Board Bag". The names probably give a good indication of what this pattern/class is all about. Yes you guessed it. It is a tote to carry your cutting board and quilting equipment. The good thing about it is that the standard 18" x 24" mat and 6" x 24" long ruler both fit this tote and it is still managable to carry. If you have an 8" x 24" long ruler, the ruler pocket can easily be adjusted to suit.
This week I had the pleasure of receiving a photo from a good friend in Arizona. Connie was the first Amercian quilter to be so gracious and welcome me into her home on my very first trip to the USA in 2003. Her and her friend Edna, also in the photo below, organized several teaching opportunities which allowed me to make that trip. What an experience and a whole lot of fun.
This weekend I had the pleasure of chatting with Patricia Mitchell a quilter from California. She was telling me what she was up to in quilting. I always think it is fun seeing what others have done so I asked her if she would like to be my guest quilter for my blog. As you will see, she has made a number of my designs.
Last year about the middle of May I received an email from Rosalie Hixson. She had purchased my quilt pattern "Simply Sunflowers" as a kit from the Keepsake Quilting Catalog and was working on it, ready to being the blanket stitching but had a question.
I just had to share Julie's bargello blues, that isn't so blue. Julie Haase of Texas took my online class at Quilt University earlier this year. She selected colors in orange and gold from her border fabric to create the bargello then framed it with black. It is stunning I must say.
Congratulations to Barbara Delphos of Massachusetts on winning a blue ribbon for her bargello quilt "Freedom". It is always wonderful to receive photos of quilts made from our patterns and very exciting to hear when they have been awarded a prize. Barbara sent us a photo of her blue ribbon prize along with some photos of the quilt in progress.
Today I want to share a project from one of my students Judy of Switzerland. Judy joined my online class at Quilt University "Bargello Blues" where she learned to make this design. The class is four lessons long and also teaches you to create your own bargello designs.