What a week!... grandaughter 12 year old Kaley(right) and 10 year old Morgan (left) visiting for a week. Busy Busy.. Chatter Chatter. They are wonderful young ladies ... the week ending with a lovely dinner at an upscale Japanese grill. They were well behaved.
.... at the end ... they couldn't hold it together and had to have fun.. :-)
Off to the airport for Kaley's 6am flight home Saturday, and I kept going to San Diego for a longarm class with Pam Clarke. What a joy she is. Pam has a freeing method of creating free motion quilting designs using 1) the shape of the block, sashing , or border as a defined outer perimeter for the quilting pattern, and 2) an simplified/versatile inside the block,sashing, border reference stencil allowing one to create unmarked designs that FIT the area without having the "perfect sized stencil."
on a sharpie marked practice 'quilt' an example of her chalked reference
Very clever and freeing ideas that allow for both simple and intricate designing without marking. Cut me a little slack on tthe quality of quilting here. I am new to longarming...really new, and I was most interested in the process rather than the end result on THIS day anyway.
If yo ever have a chance at a class with Pam... Take it! By the way, she is the featured artist in the most current Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine (www.MQUMAG.com) Check her out!