What do you get when you combine a bunch of 1.5” strips, 3.5” strips and an Easy Angle Ruler?
Asymmetrical blocks have long been a favorite of mine. They have so many bells and whistles and there is so much you can do with them!
Our workshop was held at the Davison Senior Center –a fabulous facility with loads of lighting, ample plugs, great tables and room to move!
They also had this great screen to display my quilts from the lecture the night before – and we just left them there overnight so we could enjoy the color all day long.
Isn’t this fun??
I like to break my workshop days down into chapters ---and we stockpile units and build variety instead of just making one block at a time, start to finish. This gives the quilters time to get into their own groove of chain piecing, of chatting and laughing and getting to know the other gals at the their table. We did have out of town guests! There were a couple of ladies that came over from Canada, and some Michiganders who drove around 90 miles to join with us.
Tumelo Trail is found in Scraps & Shirttails II!
Pieces and parts coming together!
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|Tumelo Trail, Davison MI 2014|
After class was over, several of us gathered for dinner at Lucky’s Steak House which was right next to the hotel and very convenient.
Also VERY VERY VERY good! I don’t think I’ll be hungry for at least three days after this meal:
Biggest. Sweet Potato. Ever!!!
That is a pretty big piece of salmon too! I felt bad leaving half of everything behind, but I am in a hotel without a microwave in my room, and I really didn’t want my room to smell like salmon by breakfast time ---I’m headed up to Sault Ste Marie this morning, leftovers are not going to travel with me.
A bit of hilariousness last night ---I borrowed a featherweight machine and planned to work on some blocks….but when I was setting up I discovered this shenanigan with the hotel iron:
LOCKED DOWN AND BOLTED!
I guess there is a klepto problem for irons in Davison, Michigan! LOL!
I wasn’t sure what to do….so I went to the front desk and after signing my life away was able to borrow an iron that was not bolted down to the ironing board on a very short cord.
Holy smokes! Seriously?!?
More Box Kite Blocks!
Since these are all cut out, I didn’t need to travel with scissors or a rotary cutter which makes things easy. I was able to make it through quite a stack while watching some NCIS ---I may get these blocks done on this trip and find myself ready to set them together the next time I am up at Quilt Villa!
It’s a beautiful sunny Friday in Michigan, and I’m looking forward to driving NORTH up to “the Soo”. Ann is driving me half way, where we will be meeting up with someone from the Keeping the Piece Quilt Guild. Our meeting place? A QUILT SHOP of course! Whoowhooo!
Have a wonderful Friday, Everyone!