The ladies I sat and sewed with all day were a riot, and they were fabulous quilters to boot! On this trip to Dayton I got to meet an "On-Line Friend", Ed. Ed and I met on-line about two years ago and he has held a special place in my quilting world, as he was the first other male quilter I met. Tuesday, I met him face to face, and while he wasn't quilting (he had to work), I did get to quilt with his wife, Janice all day long. We then met for dinner and went to quilt guild meeting together.
I spent the weekend in Denver on business and decided to take some fabric, a small cutting board, and my rotary cutter with me to make useful use of my down time while in Denver. So, I took the fabric I was going to need for the "My Blue Heaven" class, as well as some other fabric that needed to be cut up for another quilt and I watched the Heat beat the Celtics while cutting fabric in my hotel room!
|My Setup... The bed is to the right where I have the fabric all laid out...|
|All of the fabric I brought with me. The Tangerine and Teal in the middle|
is the fabric I used (am using) for my "My Blue Heaven". This fabric all
came from a fabric Swap with other Male Quilters from all over the world.
|The Tangerine All cut into 2.5" Strips. I finished by halftime, enjoyed a short|
break and then attacked the Teals...
|All of the Tangerine and Teals Cut, Baggied, and ready to quilt!|
|Next I de-boned several shirts. This is the waste pile. I was in "Production|
Mode" and didn't think to take "Before, During and After" shots...
|All of my cutting work for the evening. A rather productive Basketball|
game, Tennis Match, and Soccer Game!
|I forgot to take photos of Step One... This is Step Two, Hourglass Squares.|
|There's my Step one, HSTs next to the first part of my Step Two QSTs.|
|My Classroom Setup. Leonidas is not ready for sewing yet, let alone|
traveling, so I had to take Queen Luise with me.
|Bonnie doing a Demo. We learned how to use the Easy Angle and|
Companion Angle Rulers for this class. I had used the Easy Angle
ruler before, but not the Companion Angle Ruler, so this was new to me.
|Here's Bonnie at our table using Debbie's Flame Throwing Featherweight.|
|My Companion Angle Ruler at work...|
|Half of a Day's work. (I actually got a LOT more piecing done, enough for|
probably 10-12 blocks, but only assembled four blocks.) These are the
|And the Star Blocks with the Alternate Blocks.|
|Love seeing iPads being lifted to take photos...|
|That's Janice, Ed's wife, on the right, talking about her hexie quilt. This is a|
HAND Pieced, and HAND Quilted project with over 900 Hexie Rosettes!
That's 6,300 Hexies in the flowers ALONE, then there are black Hexies
around all of those!
|And as if the shear number of hexies in this quilt isn't impressive enough,|
EVERY flower is fussy cut. Look at the symmetry in those flowers...
|The little angels...|
|And Horses, and Leaves...|
|And Rubber Duckies, Elephants, and the Dachshunds...|
The Dachshunds wouldn't fit on ONE Hexie so she cut them to span TWO!
|Stars, different Rubber Duckies, a few plaids, and geometric shapes...|
|And more but completely different rainbows...|
10 years in the making, and still not completely done, but stunningly
Beautiful Nonetheless... Almost makes me want to take up hand stitching...
Well, I had a great time in class, and I could go on and on, but 20 something photos is enough for one post!
Thanks for Reading!
Until Next Time,