Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Pie class offered and Wave Project quilting lines

Marny here...

First an announcement! We will be teaching Pie, Sweet or Savory on Saturday, June 27th in Ames, Iowa at the Quilting Connection. 

The Quilting Connection website class listing is under construction, so here is the info Kelly emailed:

New Class!  We are very excited to welcome Jill Guffy and Marny Buck of MODERN QUILT RELISH as guest instructors!  They have just released a new pattern, simply called, "Pie."  Join them both on Saturday, June 27th from 10am-4pm to make this marvelously modern quilt.  To see a picture of their recent booth at International Quilt Market, which features this quilt pattern, go to  There are several design options that give many different looks,  and we have these very quilts displayed in our store!   It is a privilege to host these nationally-known authors in their home shop.  Space is limited and will fill quickly!  Class fee is $65 for the day, including a light lunch.  Call or email to reserve your space!

We are looking forward to familiar faces and to new faces! Please join in!!! Pie is an easy to piece block (I promise) and we'll get you a long ways towards completion in the six hour class! 

On the subject of classes, we taught a workshop in Cedar Falls, Iowa last June. We just received photos from Chris of her completed "Singing the Blues" using our Leftovers pattern. I remember the lovely fabrics. Thank you for sharing Chris!

And now for my UFO - Wave Project.
How to quilt? Rather than continue to be overwhelmed I decided to reduce the scale, literally. I printed out photos of the entire quilt and mocked up potential quilting lines with a pencil.
Here I used my original little drawing of wave action seen in the previous post. The top and bottom of the quilt are mirror images of one another. This is a white quilt, and the stitching will be white too.

The 'islands' are further removed from one another and the wave swells are mostly parallel lines. These mock ups are very useful. Time to forge ahead.
 Till Tuesday...


  1. Have you thought about a horizontal orientation with waves surrounding your islands in a less crosshatch way? For some reason your islands keep reminding me of steaks. Is it ok to say that if you haven't started the quilting yet? If you have then I'm probably wrong or at least alone in my wacko opinions

    1. You're right! I'm still not "seeing" the best way to indicate wave action. I agree the islands look like steaks in the drawing! :-) Maybe the scale and placement is totally off. Still working at it. Thank you!


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