This last week I was in Spokane, WA at The Quilting Bee, teaching in their brand new store space. If you’re in the area, this is definitely a place that’s worth visiting. There are lots of things to love about this store – lots of fabric, all kinds of notions, gorgeous quilts on display, sewing machines and embroidery machines turned on and ready to go for a test drive (if you’re looking for a new machine!), kids corner so the kids can play while you’re looking around and a man cave complete with armchairs and a TV.
One of the quilts on display in the classroom was a beautiful rendition of Better Than a Paper Plate. It shows off a version of the designs that are included in the collection, but not on my version of the quilt.
The quilt on the left (the original) uses the outline only version of the designs – perfect for using with patterned appliqué fabrics, and even more perfect for fussy cutting the appliqué shapes!
The quilt on the right (created by Teresa at The Quilting Bee) uses the embroidered appliqué version of the designs – perfect for using with solid colored appliqué fabrics to show off some beautiful thread work.
Check out some of these closeup photos to see the details on Teresa’s quilt: