It doesn’t matter that the sewing was easy…..these gals worked so hard! We had quilts in blues, in reds, in browns, golds….even REAL vintage indigos from around 1900 were being used in this quilt and it was fun to see these units coming together!
We met in a mostly abandoned mall in St Charles, Illinois ---a really NICE mall, with no traffic.
And one by one by one all of the stores inside have either closed or relocated leaving this empty shell that feels strangely like a ghost town.
Eerie, isn’t it?
Beautiful, yet vacant!
But our Jamestown Landing class, held in a vacant American Eagle store---was FULL to the gills!
Jamestown Landing is found in my book, String Fling.
The best thing about the store front space? Look at our cutting table:
Tall girls rejoice!!
I’m 5’9” and it’s VERY hard to do rotary cutting on a short table…so this was wonderful!
We spent the morning string piecing away on our background units, and in the afternoon we moved to half square triangles….it takes a lot of units and a lot of VARIETY before the gals could start building their broken dishes units and then turn those into stars with dark star points, and stars with light star points….you could tell we were getting tired and punchy by late afternoon when we couldn’t see how to turn those triangles correctly anymore!
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|Jamestown Landing, St Charles IL 2013|
It sounds like it's going to be a very fun evening ((It's always good when food is involved!!)) and I'm sure I'll be pooped by tonight!