Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Beauty and Check Workshop

Spent a lovely day yesterday at Bits and Pieces in Poway.  Janice Ellertson was teaching paper piecing using stabilizer that doesn't wash out and that you can't feel once the quilt is done.  I have done minimal paper piecing so the skill building was great.  Janice is a wonderful teacher.  The only negative was the fact that although B and P is a lovely store it is in an industrial building with no air or heat.  I was freezing.  I will bring my own space heater if I ever take a class there again.  Fabrics are Kaffee Fassett, batiks, a touch of black and white and the background is Laurel Burch.  I think it will look a bit like a galaxy.  There are 24 blocks in all.  I finished the pieces (without background sewn on or corners added) for 2.  I think the rest will go faster now that I know the process.  I signed up for the class 6 months ago and was not disappointed.  Janice works at Cozy Quilt Shop in El Cajon and has won several dress making competitions (Bernina/Hoffman) and the outfits she made were pretty incredible.  She would be a wonderful speaker for your guild. A thoroughly enjoyable day!


Exuberant Color said...

Wow you didn't start with an 'easy' one did you? It is going to be a beauty. I had not seen that one before. I think I have seen the foundation that you are talking about. Are you printing them with your ink jet printer, or tracing them on with a pen?

Elaine Swatniki said...

Ink jet-I bought a class set but have finished the 4 so will print some more today.