Wow! It’s been a busy week so I hope you will excuse my absence. My bags are packed and it’s almost time to check out of my room that’s been home for the past twelve days but first let’s play catch up…
Last Monday dawned early and just a little misty.Sheila flew into town on Sunday evening and we took it slowly until it was time to go down to choose my fabrics for the Iron Quilter Challenge. After a little to and fro-ing and pulling straws with Pam Holland, here are the fabrics I won for my team.A “selection” of fabrics from across the lines produced by Marcus!
Not a lot of time to ponder before I needed to get ready for my first class. Sheila helped with my samples for Walking Foot Quilting – Beyond the Ditch!I had a full class and everyone was ready to do some stitching. Looking right… and to the left…We learnt straight lines, wavy lines, sharp points and, of course, super spirals…
Three hours certainly whizzes by when you are having fun!
And so to the Iron Quilter Challenge.
I gathered the troops and off we set. Past the already waiting line.Our fabrics were set up on stage. That’s a lot of door prizes waiting for some lucky winners.Time for a team picture. Left to right, me, Theresa Wardlow, Kelly Ashton, Karin Hellaby and of course Sheila!And then we were off.
Straight to cutting,Marking,Pressing,and lots of stitching.Sheila and Kelly kept those machines humming.
Blocks up on the design wall.
We need something more.
How about a racing strip of black and white squares?
Almost there.Last border on.Yes, those squares match in the middle!!Done, with two minutes to spare.Let’s see what the others have done.
Angotti’s Avengers with Charlotte Angotti,Pammie’s Possums with Pam Holland,Gyleen’s Take Five with Gyleen Fitzgerald,Caffrey’s Cohorts with Debby Caffrey,Redford’s Racers… and Marti’s Cut-ups with Marti Michell.and the winners are…
Caffrey’s Cohorts!! Their quilt was so pretty and yet so graphic and looked to be very well stitched… Great job Caffrey’s Cohorts!
Go Redford’s Racers… Winning would have been sweet but we had a very fun evening.
There’s always next year?