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Sunday, March 16, 2014

DWM: National Quilting Day

I spent March 15, National Quilting Day, doing just that!  To be precise, I spent the day in a workshop hosted by my guild.  The presenter, Julie Jenkins of the Quilt House , gave the program at a recent guild meeting about the Square in a Square  I'd heard of SIS but because I resist gadgets I had not tried it. Square-in-a-square? I can make those easily. But Julie showed many other units and blocks made easier with the ruler. I signed up for the workshop!

SIS was developed by Jodi Barrows more than 20 years ago. Julie is one of the certified SIS instructors. 

The class project was a 25"x25" piece called Constellation.  The supplies list called for three fabrics. I pulled four different fabric combinations and cut strips for two of the combos.

Here we are at work, and with the results of the class.

Carrie finished first
 I finished the second sample at home.  What a difference color selection makes.

I look forward to trying more SIS units!

P.S.  I finished the batik tote bag.

I'm linking up with other quiltmakers at Judy's Patchwork Times.


  1. Looks like a fun workshop. Glad you got some quilting done on Quilting Day!

  2. You made some those two mini quilts really fast. I just checked the link where the ruler's designer stresses how quickly her method goes together, and you seem to have proved that point.
    I thought it was a pity there are no photos of the rulers themselves, only the packaging.

  3. very pretty blocks! But the batik tote really caught my eye, love that one.

  4. Nice block and you are so right about color making a big difference. I know some folks love low contrast quilts but I'm all for seeing what you' er made. Hum...maybe it is more my bad eye sight problem!

  5. Looks like you all had fun! I Love that teal bag!!

  6. What fun you had on National Quilting Day! Beautiful teal tote bag.

  7. nice day nann...and i love that bag! such pretty colors....thanks for showing!


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