What a fabulous weekend!
I’m in love with appliqué…….again!
Irene is such a generous teacher, sharing techniques, experiences and ideas, all with such good humour, and she has so many new quilts coming – can’t wait for the patterns to come out! And my fellow students were delightful; friends new and familiar. Jane even came down from Brisbane just because of the class – luckily there’s tennis on this week too!!
Saturday saw us planning, choosing, tracing, cutting……at everyone’s area there were piles of fabrics….
Irene gave us homework for Saturday night, and nicer homework I have never had! Completed that by 8.40, just in time to pack up ready to watch the Hon. Miss Fisher, barely staying awake, and slept so soundly I nearly slept through the alarm!
Sunday we were back on deck, minus one as Ann-Marie had to work. Poor Jane realised that her apartment accommodation didn’t run to a light box, or stencil plastic, or bias maker, so she had a glass of wine instead! She caught up during the day with some help from Irene. For the rest of us, it was time to get pieces down on fabric. I started with a blank canvas and slowly progressed from this…
Kim added a few extras from her stash over night and created this…
Sunday’s lunch was an appetising array of meats and salad to make our own rolls….
Just before lunch the first stitch was taken by Kim…
Thanks to all for making the weekend such a joyful experience. As always, when quilters get together there is lots of talk (when we weren’t all concentrating hard!), laughter, friendship and creativity – this weekend was no exception!
PS Did anyone pick up on the “asparagus” cake? It’s actually rhubarb cake but will be forevermore now known as asparagus cake as
Irene someone had a mental blank and the only word that would come to mind was asparagus!!