Will be enjoying the day in Greensboro at Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe owned by my CPA & business genius daughter, Joanne, & her master longarmer husband, Kelley. In the evening I will finally celebrate my grandson's late July birthday with him. Yum & fun.
The class is learning raw edge applique technique using McKenna Ryan's kit Which Came First. Something very different for me.
Sunday 8/26: Well, I didn’t know Joanne was teaching so that was a nice surprise. She told us it took her 6 hours just to figure out how to read a McKenna Ryan pattern. She taught us the whole process in less than 2 hrs. We had the rest of the time to work. Getting organized (20 fabrics & 87 pieces) & doing some of the tracing is about as far as I got. My Steam A Seam separated from itself (Joanne says that is due to humidity) making it harder to handle but we still managed to get a few pieces fused.
I was ready for our dinner!! Two hours home & I went straight to bed. Today I created a spreadsheet pairing up the fabrics and pieces, fused what I traced Saturday & cut out everything I had fused. Still have eggs & chicks & hay & the flower stem to go.
This morning I came very close to giving away this little project but just couldn't. Will give a kit instead. It is just too cute & it may just be the only applique I ever do.
Aug 28: Class at Ye Olde Forest Quilters in Greensboro.
Aug 29: Got most of the pieces fused and cut out
Sept 05-07: Fusing and cutting final pieces as I have moments to do so.
Apr 08, 2013: Finally packed this up and shipped it to Celia.