This past Wednesday I went to Indiana to have lunch with my mom and then on to the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show in Bloomington. The reason I went to the show was to attend a workshop taught by Bonnie Hunter. This is the first time I've gone to a workshop with a nationally known quilt teacher.
Bonnie was as nice as she could be! Nothing was done wrong, no quilt police, and she taught us how to use every inch of our fabric. She did an impromptu trunk show for us as she had lots of her quilts with her for her engagements in Texas prior to coming to Indiana. I'd like to take another class with her and learn a new technique.
I tried using a new 1/4" foot on the featherweight but I didn't like it. First it was almost solid and I could not see the needle very well. The other reason was when I measured my sewn rectangle it was 6 3/8" long, not 6 1/2". Yes, the seam itself measured 1/4" but when pressed back it lost a teensy bit in the seam allowance.
If you look at Bonnie's Pineapple Blossom (a free pattern btw), she used the bonus triangles cut from the blocks in the second border. She had us cut a 3" square from an index card and then in half diagonally to use as a template to mark the stitching line for the bonus triangles. So, the corner background squares all have two lines.
Unfortunately, I was a bit under the weather with a cold that started on Tuesday and seems to be letting up a bit today. The one plus in not feeling well was that it kept me from doing too much shopping. Only a single 1/2 yard cut came home with me. There were only about 35 vendors to visit. The show was small and juried. So, our two hour lunch period allowed us to take it all in.
To the numbers:
Used this week: 0
Used YTD: 44.00
Added this week: 0.5
Added YTD: 22.25
Net used YTD: 21.75
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Have a great week!