Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lancaster AQS Day Two

My dyed fabrics- rinsed, washed and dried after my return home.

My friend and I took a class from Frieda Anderson, Flooded With Color.  She is a great teacher to take a class from.  She knows what she is doing, has lots of experience and can impart knowledge in an organized way. 

It was so nice to spend the day playing with color, especially having a buddy to share that with.

Here are some pics from the class.

 Students in line waiting for Frieda to give them their kits.

 Our work station.
 My partner in crime, Sandy, of Quilting For The Rest Of Us.
This is the room where we worked. 
Sandy and I.

And some more pics of my dyed fabrics. Love them.

My pastels were a bit mottled.  Totally okay with me.

These are my favs- coincidentally they are my bigger pieces of fabric.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

AQS Lancaster Day One

I went to AQS Quilt Show in Lancaster this past weekend.  Learned some, shopped a lot and had a very good time.  I ended up coming home with a new project.

While I was there I took Charlotte Agnotti's class called Surprise Me.  We had no idea going into the class what quilt we would be making.  We went through the class not knowing either.  After making the two blocks, Charlotte revealed the quilt to us.  There it is above.
This was our machine- a top of the line Janome.  It was a breeze to sew on. 
This is Charlotte Agnotti, our teacher. She was a lot of fun.  She kept us all entertained as we sewed our way through the two blocks.
This is the fabric kit we received in class to make our blocks.  I enjoyed working with the fabric- already precut- yeah! The blocks went together pretty easily.

I will let you know when that project is completed...

Later that night I went to the All Star Review.  I really enjoyed getting to know some of the teachers and what they do.  This is an excellent seminar to attend at a conference.  It highlighted some of the teachers and what they had to offer.

Billie Lauder, Linda Hahn, Dierdra McElroy, Nancy Sapin, Edyta Sitar, Karen Gloeggler and Ami Simms talked about their specific expertise.  Here are a few of them and their quilts.

Edyta Sitar

Linda Hahn

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dr. Seuss Hats

Sometimes at school they have crazy hat day or Dr. Seuss week.  I decided this year I would make them a hat.  It just so happened I have some scrap Dr. Seuss fabric so I put it to work.  And voila, Dr. Seuss silly.
Oh, I had so much fun making this and it came together kind of easily.  Usually, when I make a pattern, I get all happy inside thinking what a creative genius I am, ( he he he) and then BAM my design hits a wall and it doesn't work.  This time, though, it worked.  Wahoo.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Gone Sleddin'

When life gives you a decent day with some snow in the middle of one freakin' frigid winter, then by all means go sledding.
I have to go down the hill at least once. Other than that-  I take pics, they sled. it works.
 Even the pooch gets in on the action.  She is one cool dog, yah know.

Me and the dog took a little walk.  I am sure there was lots of field mice because she sure was tracking something on our stroll.
Even the man gets a little silly once in a while.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Embroidery Floss

 This is what a well organized box of embroidery floss looks like. 
And this is what my other embroidery box looks like.  Ugh!  I think I need to clean up this act. I think it will be a good thing to do on a road trip. 
Love this idea from Pinterest.  Now, I wish I had saved all those dang annoying tabs.