What happened to Monday? With therapy 3 times a week out of the house and 3 times a day at home, I guess I'm getting busy again. Here's what I did this week:
The first four Grandmother's Choice blocks to celebrate the Suffragist movement. That fourth one was a challenge--I machine pieced the center, after printing the templates on freezer paper and cutting them out with seam allowance in place. Then I hand pieced the circle to the background and then hand applique'd the center circle in place. Hopefully, next Saturday's block will be simpler. Denise, I thought of you while doing this block!
I also finished binding and blocking this quilt from the Simple Symmetry classs with Paula Nadelstern:
Thursday night I went to our monthly guild meeting and heard Mary Lou Weideman talk about her story quilts--great fun! They are bright, fun, and tell terrific stories. I'm sure those who took her 2 days of workshops had a wonderful time! I was prettty worn out after sitting for 3 hours--came home and iced the knee for a while.
Tonight I start teaching my latest Quiltmaking 101 class to 7 new, eager students. I love to teach this beginner class--just know I'll be very tired at the end of the night. I'm still not driving so I have to make arrangements for my transport everywhere--thankfully, I have great friends who are willing to help out. Here is the sample for my beginning class: it's not simple but most students are amazed at what they learn and are able to accomplish is 5 weeks. My plan is to addict them to quilting!
I'm currently hand stitching the binding on our guild raffle quilt for the October 2013 quilt show. Photos of that baby later.
And if you need inspiration: Judy L's Design Wall Monday blog