I was at the Chesapeake Fiber Arts Retreat from early friday morning until saturday evening. Talk about a great time.
As I unpacked yesterday I put each of my three projects on my design wall to take pictures and also to try and pick out which project I am going to continue to work on first.
This first project was from a Kaleidoscope class. Easy piecing as it is only sewing strips of fabric together. The hard part is accurate cutting of the wedges. I only got this first block done and one other strip set sewn together but I really like the result.
Second picture on my design wall was from a scrappy quilting class. We were making a scrappy background square and then making a half square triangle with white fabric which became a sail. I got the sail part done and the mast added but still need to add the bottom of the sailboat and then deside if I want to make this the center of a quilt or make it into a wall hanging. I am leaning towards making a few real small sailboats and scatter them around with this in the center and make a lap sized quilt.
This last picture is actually from the first class I took. This one is called Twisted 4 Patch and uses the mini twister tool. The kit makes a 40 x 40 wall hanging but I am going to use the blocks to make two table runners instead as the colors in this really wouldn't go on any wall in my house. This picture is of six of the nine blocks. I sat down last night and finished the last 3 blocks as they were already partially done. This class was friday afternoon and officially finished at 4:30 but several of us sat around after dinner and continued to work on these blocks until close to 10:00 p.m.
Classes were widely varied from applique, to piecing, weaving, needle punch, knitting, Project Linus etc. etc. so think everyone was able to do something they liked and also try something new. My major problem was that there were more classes I wanted to take than time. I also learned that I probably don't want to take 3 classes next year all with big projects. I should take one of those a day and then take another class or two that is more demonstration or a small make and take type of class so I don't come home with so many more UFOs.