I was able to hang out at the retreat for a little bit and get some things done last Saturday....ok, one thing done...and it was only for fun. Don't judge. :) I got a pack of 21/2 inch squares of a Betz White's fabric from Quilt Market and they were so cute I knew that I had to do SOMETHING with them. Mom even got a picture with Betz.
(Her blog: http://blog.betzwhite.com/ ...... Her fabric: http://www.robertkaufman.com/fabrics/stitch/)
As most of you know, I'm a new sewer/quilter so I polled the ladies for an idea. The best one was using the Twister Tool to create a frame-able work of art. First, I sewed each square together in even rows and columns and then sewed a 21/2 inch boarder around the entire thing.
Then I used the Twister Tool to cute out tiny 11/2 inch squares. As I cut a row I sewed them together so that the pieces didn't get mixed up.
Here is the finished work of art. I think I'm going to do a thin dark brown board and then boarder it again with the orange to fit inside a glass-less picture frame. It will look so cute in my apartment!
P.S. If you LOVE this fabric and want to see more of it, let us know....we haven't placed an order yet.