Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sue Daley Was Here!!

I've been having the best time the last few days.  Back Door Quilts in Greenwood invited Sue Daley of Patchwork with Busy Fingers from Australia to lecture and teach this weekend.   Her quilts are loaded with interesting English Paper Piecing shapes and beautiful applique', two things that I love.

Of course, along with the lecture there were quilts.  This is the quilt that I chose to make in class on Saturday.  It's called It Takes Two.

Some of the girls made Under the Southern Stars.

This is Duke Road.  A couple of the girls were working on this one in class.  It was really hard to choose just one.

Here is Sue at the lecture on Thursday evening.  

Antique Sampler.  I love this quilt and remembered during the lecture that I have the pattern for it.  It was nice to see it "in person".

Pies and Tarts.  I have the pattern and paper pieces for it, too.  

This one is called One Day at a Time.  I really like the colors, hexagons and red work in this one.

Sue showed several small projects using English Paper Piecing including this hexagon purse.

These two small bags have apple cores and clam shells. 

I love this little thread catcher and will probably make one of these because it is just so cute.  Those are 1/2" hexagons on the sides with pockets to hold your glue stick, rulers, pens and other gadgets.

Here are Teri and Linda, owners of the Back Door, looking at Sue's revolving cutting mat and a bolt of fabric with great possibilities for fussy cutting.

And, I know you are wondering what I did in class.  Well, I imagine most of you that are reading this post have taken a class or attended a retreat you know how it goes.  I took a tote bag of fabric that would have lasted me for a month to a one day class, so I had a wide variety of fabrics plus a few that I bought at Back Door yesterday.  I made one ring from two different Fig Tree jelly rolls and part of a ring from some Moda red and teal fabrics along with some golds and tans.  I think one will probably be a quilt and the other a table runner.  Anyway, you all know the point was to spend time with Sue after she came all the way from Australia and to learn from her, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch or to glue some fabric for English Paper Piecing.  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  
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