Not So Subtle

From some of Tuesday's fabric purchases, I cut black and low volume strips to make more not so subtle blocks. I also put previously completed blocks back on my design wall to take inventory. In going through my previous blog posts, I realized that I had not published a post (found a draft from October!) on Amanda Jean's workshop with our guild so I am merging that one into this post.

 It's nice to add variety with a scrappy quilt

It's nice to add variety with a scrappy quilt

It was such a treat having Amanda Jean here for several days. She managed to teach at three or four guilds while in Florida! We may have also squeezed in some fabric shopping as well, where she ran into a relative from Wisconsin. Small world ;-)

 I love this quilt too!!!

I love this quilt too!!!

For our guild's workshop with Amanda, I chose the Subtle quilt from her No Scrap Left Behind book. Instead of red polka dots, I am using black scraps from my Happy Flower Blocks centers low volume scraps from the blocks background squares as well as from other past quilt projects. 

 Used my Janome at the workshop

Used my Janome at the workshop

I made several blocks during the workshop....

 Our workshop space has a big wall for displaying progress.

Our workshop space has a big wall for displaying progress.

...a few more at home....

 I sew on my Juki typically

I sew on my Juki typically

...and several more while camping, breaking Amanda Jean's  "all on one machine" rule by using three different sewing machines!

 Sewing on my little Bernina when camping...

Sewing on my little Bernina when camping...

For this reason, I did have to unstitch a few of the blocks. Most of them though have consistent seams.

 lousy design wall photo

lousy design wall photo

I am considering taking these blocks with me on a retreat next month, but that would mean a fourth machine (my featherweight) was used in the making of these blocks. Yeah, now that I think about it, I will keep these blocks at home!

 "find love then give it all away"

"find love then give it all away"

Do you have any tips to share regarding consistent seam allowances when multiple sewing machines are employed? Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stitching,

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