Having been away I seem to have several little things to share with you,
As you may recall, each year Stashbusters makes a "group" quilt to raffle in the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Sale (to pay our space rental for the year). So here is this year's offering. We were quite excited with how it turned out. All those batiks in greens, blues, teals and then the very light backgrounds. Everyone participates in one way or another. Now to sell lots of tickets to raise lots of money.
While in Houston, the three of us took a class on hand quilting, taught by Jane Hall. She may not be an extremely well-known name, but she is a quilt judge across the nation. It was a pleasant class and she is a good teacher. Some of the things she taught us were visible on some of the quilts in the show. Interesting! So here are some pix of my practice piece. She said to take it home and keep working on it. She suggested that by February we should be good enough to do a Valentine piece using red thread on white a ground. Hmmmm. My homework:
I'm taking her at her word that even-ness is more important than size - although tiny is nice. She had us start with size 10 quilting needles with a goal of moving to an 11. Yikes! Feels like my fingers are too big!