I taught a class on hand piecing, the Antique Rose Star. The template comes from Material Obsession in Australia and the quilt is featured in the book, Material Obsession 2
Here are some scenes from our classroom:
|Sixteen surprise gifts I brought--fun to share my excess notions|
|Cutting and marking the small kite pieces|
|Everyone kept hard at work|
|Using the template to cut those pieces|
|Part of their kit included 3 colorful Ziploc bags to stay organized--the bags were a hit|
|Biggest pencil case I've ever seen|
|My demo pieces|
|First block laid out|
|Making those small stitches|
I wrote about the big one here and here. This week I will add the border I decided on for the large quilt, stay tuned for photos of it.
The day was fun and productive and the food was excellent--our 2 chefs did a great job. It was hard to stay mindful of my healthy eating plan and I did cave on the Key Lime pie, but it was worth it. Back to the straight and narrow today. I've lost 20 pounds since the end of tax season so I'm headed in the right direction.
Everyone should get a chance to sew with friends and learn new things. Let's Quilt!