Sew what's new?
A week away from home seems like a lifetime, even when I'm having a great time with best friends.
Time to play catch-up, and first on the agenda is an updated stash report. I actually was very restrained in my shopping at and around Mountain Quilt Fest in Pigeon Forge. (By the way, if you haven't been to MQF in a while, the new venue at LeConte Center is such an improvement!)
Back to shopping ... except for a yard here and there, and a 3-yard wide-back purchase, I stuck to fat quarters. As I said in an earlier post, I am making a new class sample and I wanted to use "modern" fabrics which I don't have in my stash -- and I'm not sure I want them, either, so FQs was the way to go.
|Modern Fat Quarters|
Speaking of classes, the teachers this year were outstanding, for the most part. First up for me was "Split Geese" with Donna Thomas.
|Split Geese missing corners|
Next day I learned how to combine piecing in log cabin blocks with Flavin Glover. Not that I couldn't have figured it out for myself; I just had never looked at a log cabin that way.
|Half log cabin blocks with 4-patch center|
I have to say that Flavin Glover is probably the most generous teacher I've ever had. Besides being just a classy lady, she gave us loads of handouts for all sorts of possibilities. Everyone was doing their own thing and she worked the room tirelessly. If you have a chance to take a class with her, jump on it! You won't be sorry.
That evening I had a class with a vendor -- not sure if it was just because I was exhausted or because it was basically an infomercial for her products .... 'Nuff said.
My last class was "Castle Wall" with Mickey Depre, another excellent teacher.
|Partially finished Castle Wall block|
Well, that was my week of classes. But what's does a quilter do after a long day of class or walking the show floor?
She goes to Margaritaville!
Have a great week, Y'all! Spring has sprung here in Middle Tennessee.
Weekly Stash Report - March 23, 2015
In last week: 25.5 yards
Out last week: 0.0 yards
In year to Date: 51.25 yards
Out Year-to-Date: 20.00 yards
Net Used 2014 31.25 yards (red means more in than out)
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.