Monday, March 14, 2011

Quilting Cruise

Just got back from my first quilting cruise. It was through Stitchin Heaven and Royal Carribean to Roatan Honduras, Belize City Belize and Cozumel Mexico. The cruise was seven days and three days at sea were quilting classes. One was a Belize Mariner's Compass Star by Carol Doak.
Another class was an applique class. I don't like hand stitching, so I'm not doing that one. The last class was a piecing quilt called Gumballs. I combined two colors (instead of leaving mine monochromatic) and came up with [Orange] Crush on Carol Doak [Blue].

In my spare time I worked on a Block of the Month I had been participating in for about a year but hadn't sewn one block yet. It's called Dancing with the Stars. This is the Two-Step and Pablo Doble.

There's another cruise next March. If I'd known about that one I would have waited. This one was great, but that one will be better as all three classes are Paper Piecing Classes - my favorite technique for quilt piecing and you end up with a complete quilt designed by three different quilt teachers.

It was a lot of fun and I got to meet more than 50 other quilters. Many of the quilters I met were from my favorite online group -- the Carol Doak Quilting Group on Yahoo. It was so nice to put faces with peoples names I've chatted with for years.