This is Carmen!
And of course there is no mistaking that these are her kids ---the whole family came from Alberta, Canada to escape the mounds and piles of snow covering their house and yard and escaped to come play in Portland Oregon for the weekend.
Mom ((Carmen)) is enjoying a weekend of classes, and while she is in class, her hubby and the kids are out exploring and playing, visiting museums and other sights the area has to offer.
It’s the best of both worlds! Mom gets her therapy, and the kids get to play, discover and learn and everyone is happy!
This was our view from our class room window today! The hotel/convention center is right there on the edge of the Columbia rivier…..so fun to watch the fishing boats float down ----and then motor back up and float down again!
This block is
Midnight Flight is found as a block in a past issue of 100 blocks, and the pattern for the full quilt will be featured in my next book in the pipeline, due out in Spring of 2014. Be watching for it then.
As the day wore on something happened as we sewed and sewed and sewed, and broke for lunch, and sewed some more ---and dang it if we didn’t have the hardest time getting those triangles to turn the right way, and getting the block quarters to pinwheel around in the right direction! It was getting hilariously comical…….I think we really did sew our brains out! Laughter is indeed the best medicine. And we had LOTS of it!
The students were tough, and they persevered….and along with one “road map” block to take home there are piles of parts just waiting to be put together.
Scrap quilts are about variety, and it takes a lot of time to build the units with varying fabrics so you don’t end up with the same thing next to the same thing next to the same thing……
Here’s what we got ourselves up to in class:
Today we do it again with Talkin’ Turkey!
And tonight? I’m looking forward to a presentation by the marvelous Debbie Caffrey!
Stay tuned for more fun from Portland!