Three things to be happy about:
(1) turning the calendar
(2) seeing stars
(3) Ott lights
Saturday I took a portrait workshop with four friends taught by Yetunde, better known as Sistah Stitchalot.
It was really laid back, and we had a lot of fun fusing and trimming and cutting and chatting!
Most of us finished our portrait - looking good Gwen!
Penny (Livin' Blue Quilter) finished her granddaughter's portrait. She fought the glasses, wanting to take them out, but Yetunda made her keep them in - good decision!
Tammy did a portrait of Lawrence Fishburn, and made his sunglasses from glittery fabric. I'd never have thought to do that - very clever!
And last but not least, yours truly!
I actually finished the layers during the workshop, now I have to quilt it and add a border, yes!!!
Meanwhile I've been seeing other stars! I'm working on these little star blocks for my Bee's community service, due in August.
I'm using 2-1/2" neutral squares, with random scraps for the star points.
So far I've pieced enough for 13 blocks that should finish at 6 inches. My thought is to use red centers as the one constant fabric.
When I decided to use stars I planned to just set them with sashing on each side. But just this morning I was thinking of using 9-patches as alternate blocks and eliminating the sashing.
That's it for now, time for breffus! Sew forth and sew n til later!