MO Class Fun Times!!



By golly the days are really swinging by! 

Before we knew it it was time for another Whizz Bang class at Material Obsession. In each class I teach another method of making folded point blocks. It's interesting to see how many different ways there are to approach the blocks. 

Of course catching up with each others news is an important part of the day. I love how friendships grow from sewing together. 

I had to quickly snap this photo of Danuta. She's an amazing hand sewer and mostly sews her blocks by hand so it rare we see her at the machine.

Heather's blocks have a beautiful glow to them. She's basing her colour choices on colours in nature. It's a beautiful theme and I'm loving seeing her collection of blocks grow.

Helena is our wild child! We love her enthusiastic use of bright colours and lots of Kaffe collective fabrics.


Christina has been busy with her blocks and finishes them into mini quilts and table toppers.  She has mastered the ability to use pattern to create kinetic movement in her work.

She bravely made this giant 35 inch circle for her coffee table. It's just amazing. She fondly calls it "The Pizza". 


We've also thrown this prairie point table center into the mix. This is one I made a few years ago. I know it's not a great photo but if I wait to take a photo this blog post will never happen :) .

I love Danuta's addition of ric rac in her projects. It really adds a graphic interest to this fabulous piece.

Christina's is a shimmer of colour.


Here's another layout I've made. Prairie point geese! When you wave it about they truly fly!

So thank you to all the lovely ladies who come to my classes and impress me with your beautiful work, and make my heart happy with your enthusiasm for fabric fun.


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Now for some random photos from my week. A couple of these photos I've shared on my instagram but so my blog friends don't miss out I thought it nice to share them here too. 

I was chopping veggies the other day and was surprised by this fun variety of beetroot

It reminded me of my Wild Thing quilt.


Another fun foodie thing... Pretty quails eggs. We get our veggies delivered from a farm each week. Every time I place an order I order quails eggs but never get them. It's a little joke I have with myself. But last week the box arrived and lo and behold underneath the kale was some speckled treasures. After admiring them for a few days we had them in a salad. Such a treat.

Talking of treats. A lovely friend recently surprised me with a home made baked goodie, a pecan and finger lime muffin. Oh my golly goodness, definitely the best muffin I've ever had. The gnomes thought so too.

Here's a peek into my lounge room. Last Sunday I noticed how pretty the afternoon sunlight looked shining through the window. I'm usually such a busy bee but it was a lovely afternoon to just sit for a while and enjoy the views out our window.

With that I'll wish you a wonderful day and I'll buzz away and get on with my busy bee tasks. 

MO Class Fun Times!!

25 comments

  1. Lucky ladies, they really are making super Whizz Bangs!! I do like your prairie point geese, very effective with the black/white fabrics behind. The flower with it's magenta edging is beautiful - what is it?

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  2. Lots of eye candy in this post! Thanks for sharing all the photos.

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  3. Yes, lots of inspiration here today! Great pics of the class blocks, all very different!

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  4. Would be lots of fun taking a class with you and all that lovely colour. Happy weekend Rachael.

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  5. These are lovely blocks from your gorgeous ladies. They truly have embraced your designs.
    And I love the play you are have been having with the flying geese. The colors with the black are stunning. You can have coloured geese going one way and black geese going the other way.
    Now that description of your muffing made me feel hungry. Good thing I am not near the kitchen!

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  6. My but you have fun in your classes! Your students are such snappy dressers too. I have noticed this in earlier class posts as well. When we have a class here in Maine it is mostly sweatpants! Sometimes it is hard to even get them out of their jammies! I do sew that way at home, but it is refreshing to see that some people can sew in pretty street clothes. Wink! I always enjoy your lovely photos. The beet root is particularly pretty. I think Christina's Little blocks would make a great potholder quilt. Hmmm....

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  7. And, I love the little girl in the swing fabric. So sweet!

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  8. It's so interesting to see all the variations going on in class--very fun!

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  9. Hi Rachael: It is raining cats and dogs here in Oregon again, so instead of enjoying the view out my window I get to drool all over your post. Thanks for sharing such wonderful times and pics.

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  10. omg! your vintage plate! your lesson seem to be so interesting!!!

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  11. Here you are!!! The buzzing wild thing!! So happy to visit with you.
    xxxooo

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  12. Lovely work from the girls........ Cool beetroot......

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  13. Great work from your students. So much colour and expertise! Loved this blog post Rachael. You must feel very proud. Well done!

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  14. Very fun! I'd take your class in a heartbeat.:)

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  15. It's interesting to see what's being created in your classroom. Long term friendships have been know to grow from a quilting class. I love how the beetroot color and pattern truly matched the fabric. Wonder if that was the inspiration.

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  16. Beautiful work from your students ! I thought about you last weekend when I saw some pine cone blocks in a quilt show I visited in Germany :-)

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  17. So fun to see the beautiful creations your students are making! How fortunate you all are to get to spend this time all together, playing with points and sharing inspirations. Love your lounge room. Those curtains!!

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  18. I know I have already told you that but you've got sooo talented students !
    Lots of eye candy in this very fun post !

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  19. What a wonderful class. I so enjoyed seeing the ladies work, beautiful. I love the inspiration in nature pics you have shared, How often we look without seeing. You have a wonderful collection of sofa cushions.

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  20. All that lovely colour! Everyone's blocks look amazing!

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  21. Your class at MO are certainly very busy and creative. I love your random pics. I could definitely curl up on your lounge in the afternoon sun. A lovely spot to be.

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  22. I have enjoyed your post, as always :-)
    xx

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  23. what a delightfully colorful post.
    I love seeing the class work.
    mmm, quail eggs, yum. Beautiful veggies photos.
    your home looks so cozy and free spirited a real reflection of you

    you've really brought back the pine burr and made it your signature quilt~ fun!

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  24. Hi Rachael,oh what a wonderful post,love seeing the ladies having so much fun in your classes,love all their work,so pretty.
    Oh boy i have never seen quail eggs,how lucky to be able to get fresh farm veggies,and oh boy i sure do love the colours in your loungeroom,its such a happy room,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

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  25. Hello! Fun post today, love seeing the folded fabric art. I remember making similar pieces over 30 years ago! But my favorite is your lounge room- it looks warm friendly and fun, just as I would imagine. :)

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