On the cruise, I'll be teaching two workshops over the course of our "at sea" days. Altogether we'll have about 18 hours of classroom time, so everyone should be able to get their two wall hanging quilt tops together. However, if people choose to visit the spa, take a dip in the amazing top deck pool, scan the horizon for whales or play bingo all afternoon, those are all options too.
Here's the sample I just finished for our Lonestar Circle Mini class. It's the third one I've made, adapting Lynne's lapsized pattern from Make It, Take It.
Again, I used Cotton & Steel (some brand new prints I scored at Quilt Market sample spree, plus two older ones). The background is Essex yard dyed linen and the backing and binding are a classic (as in, it's really old, please don't ask me where I got it!) Amy Butler floral from Ginger Bliss that is such a perfect match, I think I might have to mash up all of these prints again in another project!
It's quilted with a sweet, soft pink Aurifil thread in 28 wt.
This project is fun to make and I've got a few tricks to share with my students about matching those pesky points on bias seams. Our other project, my Temperature Check improv quilt will be a welcome break from the precision work. There's something for every quilter on this cruise!
I'll try to share along the way with Instagram, but there is no free wifi on the ship and quite frankly, I'm looking forward to a week focussed on my surroundings. If we find wifi in a port along the way, I'll show you some of the shenanigans we are bound to get up to! Otherwise, stay tuned for some photo essays later in June.