|Bonnie with the famous Fabric Food Chain quilt|
We had such a great time! There a woman all the way from Oregon and another from Mississippi who I "recognized" from the Yahoo Stashbusters list. We had a few visitors from another guild, and several brand new guild members who found us through Bonnie's schedule.
I brought a whole basket of scraps in desperate need of pressing and cutting. I also brought my paper foundations and the center of my blocks already cut and glued. I was going to be the teacher's pet. Until I wasn't. Unfortunately I didn't draft my template exactly right, so my points are not going to be sharp. I had to choose between retracing and cutting all of them or living with dull points. Can you guess what I did?
Yeah, so my points won't be sharp. I think it will give it a more authentic antique look. Like someone traced around a pattern from the newspaper. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Here are the first of my finished blades. I love the fabric in the center and hope it will add interest and movement to the finished quilt. For now I think I'll be using this as a leader-ender project while I work on a few must finish projects coming up.
|Bonnie showing off her latest mystery quilt, Easy Street|
What a fantastic way to kick off February and chase away those winter blues! I'm so thankful to our guild program committee who had the foresight to book Bonnie when they had the chance - and happy to hear they've already booked her to come back in 2017! I can't wait to see what she's up to by then.
Bonnie's iPhone-o-Gram post with pictures from our class.