OMG why have I not discovered the joys of printing before!? I promise you I will be printing on anything that doesn't move this summer; I may even let the kids have a go!
I cut a little Carpenter-esk star for my template, and it actually worked, which I was having my doubts about at first.
|Trash's pair got everywhere!|
Karen was an awesome teacher, and everyone in the class came away with great printed fabric, bags and the like. If you have followed the hashtag #FQR2014 in Instagram you will have seen loads of pictures, and everyone is smiling… or similar!
|Pinched from Karen again!|
On to lunch, I enjoyed an hour in the company of Jen Kingwell and Amanda; I probably spent an inordinate amount of the conversation just thinking 'I am having lunch with Jen Kingwell, behave!'
Then after a quick swap over of supplies I was in class again with Jen, this time for hand-piecing and appliqué using her Green Tea & Sweet Beans pattern (which we all got a copy of!!).
Again, wonderful relaxed teaching, Sonia and I settled on a sweet flower and petal block and may not have progressed very far in class, but that wasn't important, it was the being there that counted again.
Top tips abound; placing a sheet of sandpaper under your fabric to grip it when marking templates, who knew!?
I will make the whole quilt one day. I am planning on making a cushion from a few of the blocks for now, but I am so keen to get on with my Midnight At The Oasis again now Jen has worked her magic!
After class was the sample swap. Hilariously Sarah, who one my blogiversary giveaway tote was in my group and now has another!! I came home with these…
The little house is a lavender bag from Bettina, the purse from Cara and mug rug from Sarah. I am a happy bunny!
Then onto the evening, are you keeping up!?
Market night first; I collected pre-ordered Cotton & Steel from the lovely ladies from The Village Haberdashery, and supplemented this with a yard more from The Eternal Maker…
I scored a Kona Colour Card from Cindy to add to my Fluffy Sheep pre-order…
A little bit of Oakshott…
Some little extras from Beyond Fabric…
Oh and then back to the Village Haberdashery for a little Far Far Away…
I couldn't go the evening without purchasing a pack of Jess's cards from Reene…
And after all that, there was the grand Siblings Together handover - the Jacks did a great job holding and folding…
Look at that pile!!!
So moving to see Delma taking these away for such a great cause.
Then Quiz night and pot-luck Bingo!!!
Winner winner, chicken dinner! Go Team Butler, (named by Thomas Knauer's love and theory that all things come from Amy Butler), won the day; that's two years, two wins, just saying!!
For my winnings and Bingo pick, I claimed a couple more Jen Kingwell patterns, including Gypsy Wife!!! I am set up for the next 8 years I reckon!!
That little finger pin cushion up there was a present in the hand quilting class, but has ended up in this stalkerish collection!
So by then it was near 11pm, and I headed back to bed absolutely shattered in the best way!
Hope you have the stamina for Sunday! See you tomorrow, (it'll be the last day of term and work - yippee!!!) xxx