Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Scrappy Fun with Snakes

We had a blast last week playing with snakes.  Now don't fret, they were friendly and very colorful snakes.  Maybe I should explain more.

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.

And look at our place settings.  Aren't those napkin rings the cutest.!! He thinks of everything.

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.  


  1. You told the story so well, Dar! We had such a good time making snake blocks. Can't wait to get together again!

  2. Those blocks are very cool and lunch looked very yummy... sounds like a wonderful day in so many ways!

  3. I love your post Dar! Almost as much as I love the fact that you are a good friend! I am so honored you threw out my name with the likes of Gordon Ramsey and Martha Stewart! Awwwwww shucks! I look forward to our next meeting as well!

  4. Sounds like a lot of fun. The blocks really are spectacular! It's going to be a very special QOV.

  5. You hid behind your block! We want to see YOU, too, next time. Sounds like all of you had a great time.

  6. That Kevin is quite the host! It sounds like ya'll had a wonderful day enjoying good company, working on a new project, and you certainly ate well!


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