Sunday, May 7, 2023

"Getting Janome"

 First Quilt Top on my new sewing machine - Getting Janome 😉😉

I used star  and churn dash blocks from past Funwithbarb swaps.  What do you think? 

It started like this.  It was just sitting there waiting for something.....anything to happen.

Then I swapped out the light squares and wow - what a difference!   I had the green triangles already cut out from a project that never got put together.
I'll admit that this strippy style setting sometimes throws me off!
I guess angles can still confuse me.   I mean, really??
I recently went on a great bike ride with my son, Andrew.  It was fabulous to be back on my orange bike.  
I even got a shout out for my pink streamers 😁
The path is an old train line from the 1800s that ran between NYC and Boston.

Here are a few more workshop photos of my recent visit to the Genesee Valley Quilt Club.  Thanks Ladies for  being so enthusiastic and fun.

Liberated Houses Workshop
Lollipop Day Class Photo
Special thanks to Nick for  helping set up and helping me throughout the two days.
The last night of my visit Christine and I had dinner with the guild president, Peggy and her husband.  Afterwards we went to a performance of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.  It was incredible! 
They perform at the gorgeous Kodak theater.
What a treat!
I'll leave you with this little applique' quilt I made with a Gwen Marston pattern in 1996.
Thank you to everyone who attended my Zoom talk last Monday!
Happy May


Nancy Near Philadelphia said...

I like your quilt SO much!

CecileD said...

Your quilt is going to be soooo gorgeous as always !
Fun classes with fun ladies and a gentleman !
It's always rewarding to meet new quilters !

Chantal said...

Wonderful quilt! Love the addition of the star and churn dash blocks. Well done! I get triangles like that too. Mutants, that's all. (lol) I'm in love with your orange bike! Whoowhoo! I want one too. Thanks for sharing the pictures from the workshop. So much fun to see them all. Enjoy! ;^)

The Cozy Quilter said...

The title of your post reminded me of an old song…Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!

I’m also very talented at turning the triangles the wrong way…. That’s why we have seam rippers!

I love your new quilt and the BIQR one as well. Nice use of your blocks from the swap.

Looks like your classes were well attended and everyone had fun creating!

Judy in Michigan said...

What great architects in your class. Such fun fabrics and great imagination!!

Robin said...

Your quilt turned out so nice. I love the green, it really enhances everything around it. Glad your classes were a success. It looks like everyone was having fun.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great photos! I live in Buffalo, NY about an hour from Rochester. Wanted to meet you, but I had eye surgery and was having seeing issues. Rochester is a great city. Glad you had a wonderful time. Love the little tulip quilt.

gladiquilts said...

Glad you and your Janome are becoming good friends!🙂. I like how the quilt came out - taking out those light squares was huge! I’m envious you got to hear the orchestra - I love classical music.

Kyle said...

I think Janome is off to a fabulous start with new plans galore. Your workshops always look like everyone is having a wonderful time and you too!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Your quilt is great and the green really makes a huge difference! Of course you have a FUN bike with tassels! Looks like a neat guild and fun workshop. How lovely that you got to go to the orchestra too. West Side Story music is amazing.

Nann said...

Your Janome quilt is charming --what a great way to set the blocks! (I've used many of the swap blocks but there are more.) The workshop houses are a great *development*.

Bridget said...

So was the bike trail an old Vanderbuilt train line? Um...everything you do is so fun, including the green.

Janet O. said...

Your Janome quilt is very fun. The pops of red really brought it to life, and I love the way you incorporated stars and churn dash blocks from your swaps.
Of course you would have fun streamers on your bike. :)
Looks like your class members really caught on to the Liberated Houses idea. And there are some very vibrant lollipops in the making!
The symphony experience looks incredible! I have been known to shed a tear or two at the beauty of a symphony experience.
Your little tulips quilt is a vibrant representation of Spring.

audrey said...

Yay! for getting to go to the performance in such a lovely venue! I bet it was incredible! And I'm loving your Janome quilt. The poison greens are the perfect accent.:)

Barbara said...

Wow, you really transformed that quilt when you swapped out the light colors! It looks fantastic! What fun to go for a bike ride with Andrew. Love your orange bike! That Rochester trip was the trip of all trips!! So many memories :)

rondiquilts said...

What a lovely couple to host you and treat you like a Queen of Fun that you are! That theatre is gorgeous. What a treat to be there in person. What's not to love about a wonky house? What fun with all different fabric combinations. I'm going to tell my daughter about Nick. Just today she mentioned to me that her "new father in law" asked her if "Rondi could teach me how to quilt"? He comments on the quilts at her house every time they are in town. I told her anytime, men are quilters too! I didn't know Christines name but I recognized her pieces went I went looking for her. What a talent and inspiration. What a treat for you to be a guest in her home. We all love a Gwenny piece! Oh, and congrats on breaking in the new machine. Woo-hoo!

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