Good Monday beautiful friends and Welcome! to any Sew Pro blog hoppers!
In September I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the very first Sew Pro Convention in Chicago. We were privileged to attend classes delivered by the stars of the sewing industry. The classes were all about taking our sewing hobby and turning it into a sewing profession. There were many amazing teachers. I attended classes with Allison Glass, Sara Lawson, Pat Sloan, and Tula Pink.
My family and friends around me got to hear how excited I was (for months leading up to the convention) about meeting Tula Pink for the first time so it is really no surprise that I decided to feature her in my installment in the SewPro Star’s Blog hop. The Tula fandom in my house runs deep. You can see that in this book review my daughter did.
See what I mean? Tula Pink and Pat Sloan were both keynote speakers and I would say that they taught me the most and I think the most important thing I took away from the event was that: There is a place for me, and I am enough right now.
Pat Sloan really drilled it into us that the point we are at right now is the perfect place to start. There is no magic time in the future when suddenly we will have everything figured out and be ready to “break into the Business”. And Tula Pink shared so much about her process and how there is no such thing as running out of ideas. I had been doubting myself because I worried that I didn’t know what I was doing or that I was doing things the hard way. After listening to Tula though I realized that our processes are so similar and I really needed to just persevere! So when I got home I got straight to work.
I immediately started designing a baby quilt around a charm pack I won at Sew Pro. It was a pack of the beautiful Slow and Steady line by Tula Pink. My sketch for the pattern and the quilty math’s were drawn up my very first day home. I was on fire! Unfortunately that fire slowed down a bit as I had to hunt down background fabric, order the backing fabric and wait for my free motion foot to arrive but I do have something to show for myself 😉
My quilt top is complete and now that I have all necessary supplies I’m excited to free motion quilt it on my home machine, I’m thinking of doing a meandering star motif. Should be lots of fun. I can’t wait to get it all done.
I call this baby quilt the Be A Star, Baby quilt and hope to offer the pattern for sale in the new year. Speaking of which, if there are any readers interested in pattern testing please shoot me an email, I’ll be ready for testers in about a week.
I love star blocks and felt like my first “real” quilt pattern must include them and these sawtooth stars were prefect for displaying my focal point charms.
There are 11 lovely stars making up this quilt and so quick to whip up! I hope people will be interested in giving it a try 🙂
Thank you for stopping by in my little corner of the interwebs. I’m so excited about all I’ve learned and accomplished since I’ve come home and I can’t wait to share more with all of you! For now , enter a Rafflecopter giveaway
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SewPro Stars Blog Hop Schedule
Monday Nov 14
Lisa Peterson – https://lisaandlorelai.com/
Sherri Noel – Rebeccamaedesigns.com
Andi Stanfield – http://truebluequilts.com/
Brooke Gilbert – http://stitchedprintingcompany.com/p/blog
Tuesday Nov 15
Vanessa Behymer – https://vintagebarngirl.wordpress.com/
Pam Cobb & Lynn Rinehart – http://www.thestitchtvshow.com
Sherry Shish – www.poweredbyquilting.com
Joanne Kerton – www.canuckquilter.com
Lisa Nielsen – http://thequiltjam.blogspot.com/
Wednesday Nov 16
Carmen Ross – seecarmensew.com
Anne Beier – http://www.hudsonvalleyquilts.com/
Jessica Caldwell – www.desertbloomquilting.com
Pamela Morgan – mysweetlittlestitches.com
Thursday Nov 17
Maryanna Powell – www.marvelousauntiem.com
Cathy Smith – www.aquiltingchick.com
Lissa LaGreca – lovinglylissa.com
Paula Mamuscia – https://creationsbypaulamamuscia.wordpress.com/
Angie Tackett – http://www.mystitchstory.com/
Friday Nov 18
Becca Fenstermaker – prettypiney.com
Holly Stockley – www.lighthouselanedesigns.com
Teri Seal – daymoonquilts.blogspot.com
Trinia Braughton – www.penguinfeats.com
Deanna Wall – https://www.stitchesquilting.com/
Have you ever attended a sewing convention?
Are you interested in pattern designing?
Want to be a pattern tester?
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Did you attend SewPro? What is your favorite thing you learned?