Sujata Shah, aka The Root Connection was in the PNW this past weekend and I had a blast creating with a fantastic group of quilters. The workshop was advertised as Rail Fence, from the cover of Sujata's book, Cultural Fusion.
.....and then Quiltmania put out Simply Moderne with Sujata's Paper Beads on the cover. Class got switched up and everyone was moving down a different track. Here are some of the fabulous creations that came from this weekend in Mt.Vernon, WA
Creativity starts here.
K decided she couldn't decide so she pieced the backgrounds and it is fabulous.
A dotty grey was chosen here.
Me, well, I was invested into the original Rail Fence project and I decided to stick to that plan. After making a test block a few months ago, I was sold on rectangle blocks and I loved the block layout. After getting each block on the wall, this was my final design, and I couldn't be happier with this. I got all the blocks pieced and designed into my finished vision. There *might* be a sliver of lime added in while putting the blocks together. In the process of doing all this piecing, I did manage to produce 5 -6 black and white beads by using left over strips as leaders/enders.
I have just come out of a few intensive string pieces, and didn't want to get into another one just yet.
It was definitely a weekend of intensive piecing; machines were humming, bobbins were emptied and rewound, minds were spinning with ideas and the sharing of fabric and friendship was the best part of the weekend. Life is GOOD!