I indulged myself over the weekend by attending not just one, but two classes at Millrose, and even though GJ wasn’t participating in Saturday’s class, good friend that she is she accompanied me, and we also organised to stay the night in one of the downstairs small rooms at the accommodation next door.
Saturday’s class was with Lizzie; her Waterfall Quilt which as the class synopsis says was “learning the art of ‘Improv’ quilt making, thinking outside the square with free cutting and wonky blocks”. Gulp!! A long way outside my precise-cutting-1/4″-seam-allowance-measure-everything-twice thinking!
After a brief intro, because it is after all improv and do your own thing, we students took rotary cutter and fabric in hand, slicing, dicing, stitching and more slicing. Oh, ok……it did require some deep breaths, screwing of courage and words of encouragement from Lizzie, but…….
Here’s my first block
Here’s our progress shots from the day (just must say, mine are the neat orderly set on the left [can’t improv everything!], Steph’s are on the right hand side, a little disordered, and in the middle Margaret’s “exploded” blocks!)
At class end I was kinda sad, ‘cos I wanted to keep making blocks, but kinda glad, ‘cos I really was brain dead after all that free-form cutting and stitching.
GJ and I bought some Chinese for dinner
changed into our pj’s, ate our dinner, then sat up in bed with fab Saturday night British and Australian crime shows on tv, knitting. I started another pair of socks; the current ones were up to the toes and there wasn’t enough brain space to cope with that!
Thanks Lizzie for broadening my horizons and pushing my boundaries xx.