The last class of my 5 day Chicago Quilt Adventure was sponsored by the Prairie Star Quilters Guild. The class was held in the lower level of a local church in St. Charles. The setup was wonderful with plenty of room, tables, and irons. The natural light and fresh air in the room let us enjoy the beautiful fall day, even though we were inside. For lunch we ordered Panera, one of my favorite places for lunch. The other folks in the class were friendly and welcoming. So for someone who's not a "class person", I was very happy with this class setup.
The class project was Ashcombe,
named after a garden hedge maze in Australia.
Carrie started the class by showing the two quilts that are on the cover of the pattern ( I just loved seeing all of Carrie's quilts up close and personal). I'm fairly critical of my photography, my quilts almost always look so much better in person than in a photograph. I think I've decided that most quilts look better in person, it's hard to capture that quilty feeling with a camera.
So here's Carrie, getting us started, and talking about the quilts.
because all I could do was focus on this...
I tried to telepathically send Carrie a message, "Carrie, there's a Coke on that quilt, don't spill that Coke, that Coke's going to fall over and make a mess on that quilt, Carrie! Carrie! Pick up that bottle of Coke"
She didn't hear me any better than I heard her, but the good news, the Coke didn't fall over, the quilt is safe, until she gets it out again, and sets another bottle of Coke on it!!
Here's Lisa with a few of the blocks she made,
And here's Nicole, working away,
and is shows....look at all the lovely purple blocks. She selected all these fabrics from her stash, so it's a free quilt. Nicole finished all her blocks in class!
Susan, a fellow classmate,
And this assortment,
of pink and brown civil war fabrics was one of my favorites. I've noticed there's not much middle ground when it comes to pink and brown civil war fabric, folks will either love it or leave it....I love it.
Here I am, with my Simple Abundance . . . .
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I've gotten quite a bit more done on my blocks since I got home, come back to check them out, I'm just loving this project!