In December I booked in to do a class (so well before “discipline”!) at Somerset’s Summer School with <a href="http://Susan Ambrose. So yesterday, with bags in tow I spent the day, yes, the whole day, in fact 12 hours worth as the class went from 10.00am to 10.00pm, in the company of a group of
mad, crazy, insane, lunatics delightful women!
Do you remember “sweetheart” lollies?
Those sweets where every one taken from the roll revealed another little sweetheart with a saying? They still make them
albeit in different packaging these day, but in making this latest quilt, Susan was reminded of these lollies. She’s such a clever designer and it’s a very “sweet” quilt.
I quickly had my fabrics out, pieces chosen and the first block cut out
then stitched up.
Time was marching by but my fingers were flying and soon three more were completed
Summer School has been going on for a couple of weeks and some of my class mates were
repeat offenders returning students and were working on other Summer School projects as well as “Sweethearts”.
Chris was trying her hand at appliqué
Sandra has these blocks made for Susan’s other new creation “Piece and Plenty”
and is the owner of these sewing accoutrements
and I think these are Sandra’s “Sweetheart” blocks so far
Lois has lots of her blocks made too
Jane is slowly learning the joys of appliqué too
this is Bev’s
Susanne was getting a block ready, so I placed her very cute pin cushion in the centre instead
Pearl entered the world of hand piecing
this is Annemarie’s
these are Lisa’s stars
and Wendy’s “Sweetheart” blocks (which she’s machined)
As i said before, these women were every so slightly crazy and there was much chatter, prattle, silliness and laughter. At one stage
Susanne someone was so caught up in the hilarity that she made a bit of an oops…..!!
Karen provided a delicious lunch, but by the time I remember to take a snap, this was all that remained
followed by a yummy fruit salad
After lunch Sue arrived to join the class; here are her blocks
and she brought her sister Marg along, who decided to give paper piecing a try
Marg is from interstate and was delighted to be at Somerset and able to shop…….I spotted her purchases underneath her chair
The afternoon flew by and soon turned into evening; some took advantage of the close proximity of the fish and chip shop, others placed an order with a nearby noodle shop. Here’s what the others ate for dinner (I virtuously ate chicken and salad brought from home – discipline! Can you see my halo shining?)
Some people chose to stitch on other projects too; Annemarie has these beautiful blocks called “Provence” designed by a lady called Veronica
Adrienne took advantage of the time to do some prep work on another project
Elisa was working on a stunning version of “La Passacaglia”
Jane also had her “Circle of Sisters” block from Summer School
and Elisa was also working on these delightful blocks
What’s that? The little cup up the back? Isn’t it sweet? It’s a tiny pin cushion made from Liberty “Alice in Wonderland” fabric
After doing the rounds of her students for much of the day, Susan was finally able to join us and is working on 8-pointed stars
I wonder what gorgeous new quilt will be the result?
By night’s end I had seven blocks made
and pretty pleased with them I am too! (Of course, all I want to do now is sew “Sweetheart” blocks………But – Discipline!!). I cannot believe how quickly the day went yesterday. Why does time always fly by when it’s a sewing day?
Hope you’re having a productive weekend too, lovelies!