I’m not a believer in writing about something and stretching it out into several posts. I’d rather write one long post and tell you all about it, so here goes!
Our committee worked really hard to make The Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild Quilting Unlimited a success…and I think we did it! Lots of good classes and lots of show and tell that made us wish we could take every class offered by every teacher. Pizza and Quilt Jeopardy on Friday night and a sit down dinner and Sue Nickels for an after dinner speaker on Saturday. And gift bags, chocolate and door prizes for everyone!!!
My weekend classes were spent all with Ellen Anne Eddy. I love her work and was excited to learn from her. She explained and demonstrated everything thoroughly!
We learned about sheers and zig-zag free motion stitching and fusing lots of stuff and bobbin work and corded bindings and…and…and…she even brought a big pile of stuff for us to work…er, play with!
I’m not much for making bugs and my fabric didn’t speak to me about ponds or frogs, so I’m working on making trees and rocks. I also started with a piece of fabric twice as big as I was supposed to, so it’s taking me a bit longer!
I’m loving this process, so it will get finished, but not in class!
My Sunday class was bobbin work and I thought I’d try to make leaves to add to my tree picture. Not so much! But filling in with that thick thread is so fast it makes you think you’re doing something wrong!
This is the start of my first leaf, with the class kit.
I added a bit more to it, then these get cut out and applied to the larger picture. The process of attaching the piece to the project allows for even more stitching to be added.
You never bring the fabric you need to a class. You always want that perfect piece that you left at home! So, I decided to make another leaf, just to practice some more.
More to be added to this one, and then I decided that maybe the first one got a little bite taken out by a hungry bug!
My technique toolbox has gotten some new games added to this weekend and I’m excited to keep playing with them. I love having the opportunity to learn from the experts and had a wonderful time.
Now back to normal–the grass needs mowing again!