I had a fun day yesterday teaching my technique class, Quilting in Layers, to the Avon Grove Quilters. There were friends from all around, some I hadn't seen in quite a while, and some friends I met for the first time. Quilters are like that!
This is Chris holding her quilt started in an earlier workshop. I was glad she was able to bring it for everyone to see finished. She used one fabric for the background, with threads providing subtle differences. I wouldn't have thought of doing that, with my usual “more fabric is never enough” mind set, but I love the elegant, refined look. Chris also organized the workshop, along with Nancy, and a big Thank You to both of you!
I was so impressed by the fabric color palates these quilters chose. Two batiks used in a checkerboard pattern for the background show enough variation to make it interesting.
A bit bolder color scheme with the dark blue and purple planned for the tulip. I think the light yellow in the background will really show off Nancy B's flower.
Nancy H chose a soft color combination that really highlights the variegated threads and center squares.
Jane wanted a slightly larger center square and appliquéd and quilted with the same colorful variegated thread.
My favorite part of teaching this workshop is seeing the creative choices people make. I learn as much as the students do. I came home motivated to power sew on! Well…after recovering on the couch with a cup of tea, planning out tomorrow! Bloodroot is almost sewn together and I can't wait to add the backing and quilt through the grid lines. Thanks to all the quilters in the workshop. I truly enjoyed your company and watching your quilts begin to bloom.