Sunday, the last day of sew down continued the wonderful classes, lectures, socializing and food. The first class of the day was Carolyn Friedlander’s paper piecing class using her aerial quilt. We had a chat about layout, as I had chosen my fabrics based on the full quilt and the class was a mini quilt.
This mini version of Carolyn’s aerial is my favorite layout, and it is the one we are making in class. Paper piecing was not new too me, so this class was not challenging but I love the pattern. I was so excited and knew I would be using my Lotta Jansdotter fabric stash, that I had been saving up.
I managed to finish 3 of 8 blocks in class, which I was thrilled about. The other 5 blocks will be all grey, black and white. I loved how my first blocks turned out. You can check out some of the other people’s blocks on Carolyn’s blog.
After lunch, our final class commenced with Anna Maria Horner. Of course, we took advantage of a photo-op. with Anna Maria – who wouldn’t right??
(Photo Left to Right: Me, Anna Maria, Daisy, Antoinette)
Anna Maria’s class was on Modern Corsage where you could choose to use either:
- Structured design and piecing
- Or fussy cutting and hand appliqué techniques.
This project definitely took me out of my comfort zone…way beyond my comfort zone. I decided to do the fussy cutting and hand appliqué, as this was all new to me. It took me a while to decide on my background fabric and then from there it came together.
I added the low volume prints with the focus print for the complete background. The flowers were fussy cut from a variety of Anna Maria’s fabrics. Currently, they are pinned but will be basted on, then hand-appliquéd. I was so surprised how this turned out….I am not huge on flowers but I can picture the end result and I am excited.
To finish off the day, I took a couple of celebrity shots of our wonderful organizers. Elizabeth, Heather and Jen did a fantastic job all round. The classes were so great, the food was wonderful and it all ran so smoothly.
(Photo: Me, Elizabeth Dackson)
(Photo Left to Right: Heather Grant, Me, Jen Carlton Bailey)
Great recap! Your bouquet is fantastic. I love how a lot of them are Anna Maria’s fabric but still show the personality of the individual quilter.
i can’t wait to learn how to make this bouquet with you this summer. you used a lot of my favorites!
How fun! Thanks for sharing your recap!
Looks like you had a blast!
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