I was invited to participate with 3 of my friends (Jan of The Colorful Fabriholic and Cherie of Quilted Jonquil) for a day of sewing and creating in the Quilt Cave of Kevin, The Quilter.
What a fun day it was too. We started off visiting the new baby chicks that were only a few days old that Kevin has incubated and hatched for the first time. They were just the softest and sweetest little things ever! You can see them HERE picture from Kevin's camera and read more about them on his blog.
We got together to learn to piece a block that Jan designed for a QOV quilt. Cherie gave us a refresher on paper piecing methods for the arcs and finally after making a few of those, we moved on to the sewing of the arcs into the two corners to complete the block. Jan showed how it was done to get the best results on this step.
I had it down pretty well by the time the day was over. I really like this block and can't wait to use more of my red and blue scraps to make a bunch more. I think this would make a cute baby quilt too with bright primary colors or even pastels. Don't you agree that these are friendly, colorful little snakes? The variations in the blues just make the block sparkle like facets of a jewel. You can read more about the project and see step-by-step pictures on Jan's post.
Our lunch was gourmet to put it mildly. It was the prettiest presentation and most delicious lunch I think I've had since I traveled in Italy. Not only is Kevin a great quilter, but his culinary skills are right up there with Mr, Ramsey and Ms. Stewart. Kevin, when are you going to open your restaurant?
It was so good, I went back for seconds. The recipe Kevin used can be found HERE on his blog.
We finished 14 complete blocks by the end of the day in between holding the chicks, eating, laughing, learning, eating more, checking on the chicks and having fun. Not bad for a days' work.
Can't wait to see what the next project will be for the newly formed Cave Quilters.