On Saturday some girlfriends and I had great delight in attending a class at Treehouse Textiles with the wonderful Sheena Chapman, to try our hand at Improv Quilting.
As always, the shop was looking gorgeous, so in these very pleasant surroundingsand with coffees in hand we settled down to listen to Sheena talk about her methodology; so clever, so simple, so achievable, SO much fun!
Then it was time to grab out fabrics and start the process……….
GJ is making “Flower Pots” and soon had two set up, incorporating broderie perse and ribbonCarolyn is doing the same quilt, and she was playing with these gorgeous fabrics, making decisions on hexie flower combosAnn made a start on a “Birdhouse” block with this sectionand seemingly in the blink of an eye had two blocks madeChristine was a returning student, and after finishing a couple of blocks, had the great fun task of putting her “Birdhouse” blocks togetherAmanda and I chose “Russian Steps”, with Amanda making these blockswhich will start to look a little like thisI started with these fabricsdived straight in and made these blocksand by class end had 6 pieced blocks made and lots of plain blocks cut out. I LOVED it!!
If you ever have the opportunity to take a class with Sheena, go for it!! Sheena is a great teacher, very generous, lots of fun, encouraging, dynamic and inspiring. You can follow Sheena on Instagram @sheena_chapman to see her fabulous quilts.
So hoping to get some time this week to do some more improv………..