My small group and I are trying some paper piecing. We began with the most simple of the blocks of Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler. While I am cutting out my fabric, I go ahead and cut enough for everyone. The most time consuming part seems to be selecting the fabric. Now I do it for my friends! This way the ladies can see how the fabrics go together and alter their block as they choose. I have also discovered some very simple regular machine piecing blocks. You will be able to watch our progress and also see when our enthusiasm wears out!
This weekend, a sister and a friend are joining me on a trip to the Grout Museum in Waterloo for their annual Cabin Fever Retreat. It is always so fun. The speaker/teacher this year is Kathy Tracy who writes books of doll quilt patterns. I have her books and have made one of her quilts. I have signed up for one of her classes. During free sewing time I am taking along a doll quilt I started there the year Jo Morton was the teacher/speaker. I have found that the best way to get a project done, that has been sitting around for a while, is to take it to a retreat. You have no choice but to work on it. When I get it out it is always fun to try to figure out what made me stop working on it.
I must add a “Happy Last Day in the Working World” to sister Linda who retires today! Yea! More time to get together and more time to do what you enjoy!
I think I also need to say that I need a little work on inserting pictures in the correct way!