13 August 2012
Amazing Sue Daley Workshop and Trunk Show
Sunday was amazing as well and learning all the secrets of clamshells and apple cores where we all just had the light bulbs turned on all at once and it was one of those AHAH moments. Both techniques super easy with amazing results.
I have to admit I wasn't going to buy Sue's book until the trunk show, I had flipped through it and thought I don't know if I want to make these quilts, until I saw them in the flesh they are all very beautiful even if the colours aren't my thing, I now have about 3 more favourites that are on the wish list plus a couple more of her quilts that aren't in the book which I am going to tackle.
I looked at the clam shells in Lancaster at first and I decided I wouldn't be doing that one, then I thought about it a bit more on the way home on Friday night and by the morning I had decided I was going to get the pattern and buy the fabric to make a start. Luckily I got there early on Sunday because there was only a couple of the kits left. And I picked Vintage Summer as my starter pack. I have quite a few red and blue prints in the stash including a jelly roll of another range which I am planning on using. Might have to shop for lights but if I am honest I can probably find plenty in the stash.
The hexagon in the picture was all I achieved yesterday, I had a headache yesterday and just couldn't get into sewing hexagons, should have moved on to the clams I think but I loved both projects and a few other little items that Sue had there so I think I have enough to go on with, but for now I will see a lot of dresdan fan's in my future and they are all paper pieced so I will be polishing my paper piecing skills.