Sunday, April 30, 2017

Feeling Drained!!!

But what an awesome class even if I was slow on the "get up and go side" - arrived just as class started and totally downhill from there till after lunch.  I think everything I sewed I also undid and once even twice wrong!!!  Wanda Steiner is an awesome teacher with loads of patience, compassion and even spunk or fun!!!  This was an intense precision piecing class and I'm glad I took it even if our projects were just started and not finished.   We covered the making of specific blocks and reviewed the pattern to finish off at home.  Considering this is my much loved fabric bought years ago for something but no specific project in mind - I'll be finishing it for MOI for sure.  I'm very inspired by what I'm seeing from my blocks so far.

Photos:  Wanda's class sample.  This is my beautiful new Brother machine I'm using - gift from guests at my retirement.  Sews beautiful straight seams.  Sewing the cut offs from the flying geese for corner windmill blocks.  Those flying geese on the left  are 2.5x1.5" and the HST on right are Itty bitty 3/4" squares (should have been 7/8s so had to fudge sewing up) - UGH!!!!  Here are more before trimmed down to 1" size for the friendship star blocks for inner border.  Trimmed and hope I've not lost them packing up to leave.  My Centre medallion block - 6" size and the start of the inner border friendship star - need 19 more.

Then I need to prepare the square in a square blocks for the other pieced border and then the fun begins for my outer border print fabric with mitred corners - the Centre block shows a bit of the design and the last picture has the print on the left.  Hope I have enough of it!!!!!   YIKES!!!!!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Feeling good Happy!!!

But tired after my first quilting class at the Crocus Conference of MPQ with Susan Selby.  Lunch was healthy and scrumptious too!!!  Again some of this is out of my comfort zone but I did it.  Just have to sandwich it and do some quilting too and finish it off then DISPLAY it on one of my doors or on the end of my wall unit!!!

After relaxing I'll switch sewing machines and materials for my precision sewing class tomorrow!!!

Susan's class sample.

My painted block.


Pat free motion quilting.

My free motion quilting.

Pat's raw edge applique.

Darlene concentrating on her free motioning.

My hanger sans details.

My hanger ready for the sandwich in and quilting.

Pat's hanger being quilted.

Feeling Amazed!

Yesterday was just a lovely day.  Started off with a PanAm Clinic checkup on my bad knee and received a prescription for a better fitted Uploader One knee brace before my 2 years on the first one was up.  This one is a medium instead of large plus about 1.5 inches shorter - can't wait for Monday's walk to try it out.

Then picked up Edna and headed out to Headingley, lunch at Nick's, followed by the Assiniboine Circle Quilters quilt show -awesome, a side trip to Shelmerdines where Edna picked up a lovely Lug backpack with her gift certificate plus bought me an early birthday gift - glass tray for my watch/rings which reminds me of New Zealand, and then back home.  I promptly turned around and met Linda Lefebvre Mullen and Patrick Mullen for supper at Santa Lucia.  Needless to say I was pooped and this weekend of quilting classes both days!!!

Here are some of the ones from the quilt show I liked!!!  A second post with more to follow.  Beautiful show!!!