Yesterday I took a class with my guild buddies--a scrap class that was fast and fun. The instructor, Elaine Poplin who blogs as Messygoat, is a guild member who had adapted a Bonnie Hunter free pattern, String-X, to create a great quilt made from whatever scraps you have on hand.
I didn't "need" to take another class OR start another project but I wanted to support the instructor and when the supplies called for lots of scraps in various sizes, I looked around my studio and THERE was a big bag of said scraps--just waiting. I opened one of the 6 closet doors to my stash and THERE, at eye level, were 3 fabrics that would do quite nicely for the background pieces. So I paid the nominal fee and went to class. Twenty five of us enjoyed the day, the friendships, and whipped those scraps into blocks.
Here are a few shots from the day:
|My tablemates, Sharon, Annie, Deanna|
|The Featherweight table, 3 of the 4 machines|
|Julie comes prepared for class: pressing table to the side, lots of thread, caddy full of supplies--everything but the kitchen sink!|
|Denise getting ready to square up her block|
|Elaine with a sample block|
|Half the class at the end of the day|