Glamming it Up late into the Night
|12" clams half way to a King|
The SBAMQG workshop last night was so much fun with Latifah. Seeing all of the fabric and layout choices was great. I was tempted to tone it down because I do love the look of the samples she brought that include a lot of solids and really feature the print pops but in the end the "everything including the kitchen sink" scrappy was most authentic for me.
|Latifah and I - such an honor to meet her!|
Here's me and my progress spreading out and taking over the entire table. Linking up to WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social.
Keeping it all straight took a few misses on my part, mixing up which arch to sew the next clam into. I finally discovered that if I placed the next one on the bed of my machine before cutting the thread to disconnect the one I just finished, there was little chance of accidentally grabbing the wrong on to sew it to.
Demo and tips at the beginning of the workshop to get us all on the right track. We're so lucky to have such a wonderful space in the Solaris room to create and learn in with friends.
This one really appeals to me and I just might have to create something similar with the perpetual clams that I'm sure to have. So Much Fun!!!
On Wednesday afternoon i got to go to the fair and demo with a few of the ladies in my PVQA small quilt group The Fabric Hounds. We made great progress (and a huge mess) both doing piecing and appliqué of puppies which the kids especially liked.
|These gals are so much fun!|
I'm hoping that doing a demo and going to the County Fair becomes an annual event. When I was a kid I had my 4-H sewing on display and then chaperoned when my boys were in Elementary school but haven't been since.
Look who's oneThe seahorse I picked up from the Monterey Bay Aquarium gift shop was a big hit.
|Lots of Excitement as the clock strikes her "birth-time"|
After the fair I went with my family to a yummy dinner at Choclate downtown and for Penny Icecream after.
|Baked Pasta Rosettes|
Today is her beach party to celebrate with friends and family and it's a beautiful day! Hope you're having a fun and full weekend too.