Another day to play in the great state of Texas!
We had a great time playing with 1 1/2’’ strips in the morning, and moving on to our paper-pieced tree bases in the afternoon so that we could get these trees together.
There are always some newer quilters who haven’t had any paper piecing experience, or maybe they have and never really learned to enjoy it. There are only 3 seams that bring this tree base together, and it is a great way to learn some hints and tricks, and fine tune some common issues that quilters have when just getting going in paper piecing.
Let’s face it, you’ve got to make some doozies before we finally get this dance down!
I went along explaining how one earlier time while giving this class, a student had managed to sew her checkerboard tree tops to the wrong end of the tree --
Being quick witted, she qiuckly added “It’s an Authmn tree! All the leaves are down!” I used this example as a warning so that those in this class might miss that un-stitching pitfall.
Marti, oh Marti!!
Sometimes it’s just going to happen anyway!
So we called the one on the right Marti’s Weeping Willow!!
((A bit of seam ripper time and it was all right again!))
Checkerboard Chain Gang!
Crabapples of Happiness!
Show us your stuff, girls!
It’s a Crabapple tree farm!
So much fun!
Scrappy Trees grow in Texas!
You will find the pattern for Crabapples in my book Adventures with Leaders & Enders. Signed copes are available in the Quiltville Store.
There are a great many more fun photos of our day in the slide show. Click the image below if you are unable to view the slide show on your mobile device. You will be taken to the photo album for viewing.
|Crabapples, Plano TX 2016|
Today is our last day –a Mystery designed just for this group! When day is done, this quilt gets whisked off to Quiltmaker Magazine in Colorado so you’ll be seeing it too in just a few months time!
Tomorrow. HOME. It’s been a fun week, but I’m ready!
Today’s Quiltville Quote:
Is this a day to spread your wings?
Happy Sunday, everyone!