Once again many thanks to Amy for hosting what has become a huge online event. I look forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful work!
I’d like to share my latest quilt. I took a class in April at my not-so-L QS with Laurie Shifrin. It was a neat class: we spent little time sewing, practicing only the trickiest block portions, but instead cut our fabrics for ease of assembly later and focused on the technical and nontechnical aspects of quilting and fabrics. She actually went from table to table analyzing each person’s fabric selections, discussing the colors in detail and helping the students find the most appealing combinations. She was incredibly helpful: she helped four or five of us select our fabrics from the shop’s shelves, walking around with us, carrying bolts of “possibles,” and gauging the yellow-ness of this one or the grey-ness of that one.
This is my finished quilt using the Queen Charlottes pattern from her book Batik Gems. It was a giant step out of my comfort zone in many ways but I love the finished product. It’s a generous lap size at 60x74”: