April 9th – Learning is Fun!

Learning is fun, even as I get older and older…

On March 25th I took a class on how to make  butter, ricotta cheese, and yogurt. It was tasty and informative.  I learned a lot about using raw milk, local coops and farms that sell raw milk and more!


Then I learned what would happen if you trimmed the Shazam block incorrectly. Sometimes it created a new pattern, but this time it took the drama out of the Shazam pattern. I am working on refining the directions to my pattern, Shazam.  Here’s my first two quilts done without a pattern…



Here’s my table runners I made while writing the pattern…


Now to finish quilting them with interest and variety.  I’ll show them to you in the next update.

I learned how a sugar house operates. I even filled some bottles with syrup made from sap from trees on our Vermont property. If you would like to buy some real maple syrup, you can click here.

syrup bottles for sale

I learned to color eggs with magic markers and the Egg-mazing  device.

easter eggs 2018

I worked on my Spring Fling blog hop…Use it up, throw it out, or make it do challenge.  I hope you will follow along with Island Batik Ambassadors Alumni and all their creative ideas from April 16-22nd. Here’s where it will begin…

Monday, April 16, 2018

Lemon Tree Snippets


Here’s the Northern Woods strips I used up.


My postcards came for my upcoming Art Show at the Bridgewater Mill in Bridgewater, VT July 15th -August 30th.


I made a basket for an Epilepsy Foundation Auction. Here’s a link where you can support this effort.click here


I made a few more bowls.

I took my first dance lesson in 23 years! It was tons of fun!  I cannot wait until the next one. WE learned the two step, waltz and box step all with twists and turns. Yes, I did have to follow the lesson with ibuprofen. I’m not as young and limber as I once was.

Here’s the update on my “Almost Midnight at the Oasis” quilt:

Unfortunately, my time in Vermont for the rest of April is very limited. I may not finish this one until May, but it’s coming along…

Happy Quilting,




About inspiredlayerslinda

I was an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoyed the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collections. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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2 Responses to April 9th – Learning is Fun!

  1. Lisa Huckins says:

    Love your eggs, baskets and midnight at the oasis!!! And of course the colorful Kaffe fabrics in your table runners.
    Enjoy mud season 🙂

  2. Thanks! I just finished binding “Almost Midnight at the Oasis” YIPPEE!

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