It's time for the Show and Tell for our Long Time Gone project. It's been a great journey with an amazing group of quilters. They are all so creative, and if they didn't like something, they changed it! That's very exciting to know that people don't just take the pattern and copy it exactly. Some people do, and they are happy, but when you start to mess with the pattern - well, I love that! And the colorways? Oh boy - some of these will blow your socks off. None of them look like the original, which is good since I really believe the original is way too busy. But that's my opinion (obviously others as well, since no one copied what Jen did!).
And I'm STRONGLY encouraging the group that if they only managed three blocks, then make something with those three blocks. Do NOT let this thing become a UFO unless they are keen to do it, but just out of time.
So here's part of the show n tell for the month. Next month is our final month for this class, so most of the tops are assembled. They are now putting the border on.
Here's the book in case you don't know which quilt we're working on. We started in October, and the class is hosted by Thimbles and Things in Orillia.
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Bernice has most of her blocks completed, and here are those dreaded pineapple blocks! I love how she changed up the colors in all of them!
This is my quilt top. See how my sashing is very pronounced. I liked the way it helped to separate the blocks, so I deconstructed part of the top and substituted the orange sashing where the checkerboards were. A nasty job, but it's done!!! Looking at it, the trip around the world block in the lower left is a bit heavy in value but too bad - it's staying that way!!! I then added a narrow border of the orange. The quilt begged for that addition. It looked awful without it.
Well, that's the show and tell for today. There's more coming tomorrow, and I might have to split that between two days.
This is how my morning started, and if you can believe it, it went downhill from there! Thankfully, I think I can fix the mistake. Well, I WILL fix the mistake because I've too much time invested in my current project to start over!
On that note, I've got a ton of stuff waiting for me today and only one presentation today, so that will help with the timing.
Don't forget the Virtual Retreat this weekend. It seems like it was yesterday when I hosted the last one. It'll be good to be inside if the weather is going to be hot!!!
Saturday, May 22, 6 PM - 9 PM
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254233911?pwd=VGQrTnFybW1HMWpleHA4M2Q2NGVwZz09 Meeting ID: 892 5423 3911 Passcode: 982797
Sunday, May 23, 10 AM - 8 PM
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87246635892?pwd=VGY1cUUyLzRaRi9VUVV2ZWFINXc2dz09 Meeting ID: 872 4663 5892 Passcode: 440473
Have a super day!!!