Monday, January 25, 2010


The little bird in the bath is Linzee's to join in with her Hoity Toity House story.

We are missing two students in this photo-we had a great class with nice and creative people! I also wanted to comment that I did not get any single photos of Susan who is in the back row, second to the left. It is her quilt she is standing behind and she owns the "Out of the Box" quilt shop in Alabama and she was a darling girl with alot of pazzaz. I wish her shop was closer to me.

I love showing what you can do if you know how to design without drawing-Eleanor got an A. :0)

The house above is the beginning of Vilma's story-she has an amazing stash!

Above Mary Kay gets creative- she was worried about her elephant strip being crooked-I told her that gave her an A for the day and to add a strip and having something rolling down-doesn't that sound fun?

here is Vilma cutting out her cowgirl

Mary Kay smiles as she cuts-I liked seeing her face-it looked like a child who cuts in gradeschool

Carol on the right is doing a story about her widows and orphans group she meets with for dinner a couple of times a month-her drawing was wonderful and this is going to be great!

Linda did her own drawings of her Grandchildren playing at their lake cabin-I thought this Hoity Toity house was very creative and fun.

Linda has some movement and creativity in this story that is great fun!

This is Jessica (above) who is 29 and a camp host for four months. This was her first attempt at making a quilt. She is hooked on how easy Hoochy Mama blocks are and she did this in two days and then did a back out of hearts to finish it. She is getting married in May and can't wait to start having babies-this is for her first baby. Pretty sweet. She traded me earrings for the Flower Power book which she is going to do next. She is hooked. Yipppeee.

Making friend is what my classes are all about and here are Pat and Linda sharing stories over dinner. They were amazing at getting out of the box and their ideas. Below is Pat's blocks and she remembered the Christmas cactus at her Grandmother's home. So separate from her quilt, she made a wallhanging of a large Christmas cactus with borders and once it is quilted she will embellish it like I do mine. I love an idea that connects us with the past. So nice!

Last year Terry took a class from me and did the hoochy/flower power blocks around the border of my "Sew Spoiled" pattern. It is a great idea and didn't it turn out great?
Terry did some creative things for her house. Note the door top below.

And these hoochy flowers

Linzee brought these blocks and she put them up on the design board. We are going to do this kind of thing in Sept. at the John C. Campbell school only in plaids. I loved her samples here!

Below is Linzee and her handsome husband after they danced for awhile-they have great square dancing at the school at night and it was fun to watch for sure!

Below is Linzee's quilt (Hoity Toity House)-she has lots more to add but I think it is wonderful and I love the use of the great fabrics she did.

Below is "Bun" (her nickname) cutting out an item that one can sew to a quilt

Here is Bun's Hoity Toity House sample-one of the bird's is moon walking she says. Very fun and loved the line of fabric she used.
Below is Terry who is cutting out carefully
Below is Terry's house- happy, creative and interesting!

and look what is in those windows!

Below is Eleanor's quilt. She will be appliquing leaves on her tree to go across the outside border and over part of the house. Love the cheddar fabrics in there.

The photo below shows the beginnings of Eleanor's quilt.
Stay tuned for the ribbon shop we visited in Atlanta. Timothy was a great host and his talent with ribbon is unmatched!


WoolenSails said...

That was a fun class and the ladies are doing wonderful work with their pieces. Fussy cutting for the windows was a creative idea.


Kathy C said...

Wow! All the hoity toity houses are so wonderful! What a talented group!

Em said...

I am speechless and so amazed at all of the wonderful ideas and envious I could not take part- all the lucky people who got to!!! Mary Lou, it was awesom to see new postings, I love your blog as always! Em