One of the students was in this class the last time I taught it, five years ago. She put it aside. When she saw the class was back on the schedule she knew this was the nudge she needed to get it done:
|Joyce hard at her task|
|Success! The first two braids are sewn together!|
Linda came to class very organized:
She had a plan--this quilt is for her daughter and is going in a very specific bedroom so more retail therapy was required:
Ruth was also organized, almost too organized, as she agonized over every fabric, is it dark or is it light or is it both:
Once I showed her that it is "contrast" that does all the work, while "color" gets all the credit, she was able to relax and start sewing:
Holly is not afraid of color. She jumped right in and starting piecing those braids, doing two at a time for speedy piecing:
It was a good day and I think everyone achieved what they hoped to in the class. I had fun too.
Now I'm working on Random Ohio Stars, a gift for an old friend. Today it was small 6" stars:
I even made 2 itty-bitty 3" stars. And my Lifetime quilt leader/ender project saw some action as well--it practically makes itself.
Then I started putting blocks on the wall, hadn't planned to do that today but it's like Doritos: you can't stop at just one. Once you start you have to keep going until all the blocks you have are up there. Layout 1:
There are seven more 6" blocks to make, that's tomorrow's task. Then I'll play some more with the layout until I'm satisfied. It gets a border print border as well, so I think I need to put that up there too before the decision is made. Seeing the quilt in a photo helps SO much to see things you miss with the eye. I'm leaning toward Layout 2 but see a few 6" solid blocks I want to move...