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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Barn Chix Play Day

Today the Chix were supposed to get together at Loose Threads to participate in learning how I make patterns using the Buggy Barn technique, stack, slice and shuffle.

Some of us made it, and 3 of us participated in the class.  A few girls came but brought other projects to work on as they were not clear as to what we were going to be working on.

We brought a snack to pass, and as always we manage to eat well.

Elaine working hard on making her pattern, she is going to be doing a barn, and its going to be wonderful. She even plans on putting a "barn quilt" on the front.  Cant wait to see this.  

My preliminary Butterfly pattern

Dee Dee is making a Owl pattern, and I'm sure it will be as awesome as her Birds and Birdhouses she recently finished.  Sorry took her pic into the light so it is not a good pic of her.
 That's it, nobody else was working on patterns, but between the 3 of us, we had a good time.  I am looking forward to seeing Elaine's she has already picked out the material she will be using.  She seemed very pleased about learning the process, and I am sure there are more patterns coming from her.

There was not enough time to do any of the sewing today.  It takes hours to work up a pattern before you even begin the cutting and sewing portion of these projects.   Most people don't realize the work involved in drawing up a pattern, no matter how simple the design.  Mary Kay (owner Loose Threads)  actually thought we would draw the patterns, cut fabric and sew pieces together today. We started at around 11 and finished with just the drawing around 2.

Dee Dee also picked out her fabrics, and her Owl quilt will be beautiful based on her chosen fabrics.

I have mine already cut to sew, but thinking, I should have made some adjustments to the pattern before cutting.  Oh well, I'm sure it will be fine, if not I will make the adjustments while sewing.  That's whats fun about Buggy Barns, the blocks don't square up anyway, so you just have to do the best you can and TRIM.

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