Laura kept the class moving at a comfortable pace, providing step-by-step instructions for designing our own "nut house". Everyone enjoyed making their own design, though those of us accustomed to following a pattern precisely felt a bit lost at having to just cut shapes free-form. We got over it and everyone created their own piece of art. Here are some of the inspirations Laura provided:
Now it's on to the hand embroidery--something I find slow going. But it's a good task for the evening in front of the TV. More embroidery inspiration:
Now it's back to the curved flying geese for the Halo Star Medallion Quilt. I am pleased to say I can sew those curves without too much trouble. Photos April 1 when the pattern goes live on The Quilt Show. If you are a Star member of The Quilt show, the pattern is FREE--see it here--it is a wonderful Block of the Month designed by Sue Garman.