Tuesday, April 22, 2014
SewDown Nashville Recap
broderie perse applique (which I was completely unfamiliar with).
my mini dresden template from E-Z quilting (who gave us great goodie bags with mini templates and pins and thread cutter - came in very handy). Here's my mini dresden composed of my made fabric - I couldn't love it more! So excited to get this finished and turned into a great mini or pillow!
Aerial Quilt pattern - my block is above. I went ahead and used a Botanics jelly roll - I figured it was a good fit and I love how my block turned out. This was the first paper piecing I've ever done and it makes so much more sense now after seeing someone do it.
Finally the amazing Angela Walters taught free motion quilting and this was the class I was nervous about - I am not a free motion quilter. Like not at all. BUT she is a wonderful teacher and so amazing at what she does that I thoroughly enjoyed the class and really came away feeling like if I practice I'll actually be able to do it. I'd call that success.
F8's I got from Westwood Acres - she cuts a generous F8 at 10"x22", if you're not shopping with her you should be :-)
It was an experience that completely exceeded my expectations, and I'm old enough to realize how rare and special that is. My roommate was wonderful, I got to meet bloggy and IG "friends" that I feel like I can now just call friends which is wonderful. It was a talented group participating and organizing and I can't thank The Modern Quilt Guild and in particular Elizabeth Dackson and Jen Carlton-Bailey for their hard work and friendliness - they made it such a special weekend.
It makes me get VERY excited to see what these amazing people put together for QuiltCon next year! And now I'm trying to get back into the swing of regular life - an update on my triangle QAL later this week and maybe, maybe even a finish on Friday ;-) Hope your week is of to a good start - thanks for stopping by.