|Kathy Doughty and I|
Although I don't typically work from a pattern or book while at home, I do enjoy the personal challenge for a class, especially when the books are fantastic. My friend Anna had chosen for herself a scaled down version of Big Wedding to make this a 40-ish instead of 80" so I tagged along.
|Hand applique close up|
|Machine Pieced and Oversized|
The room was filled with an assortment of projects, most were quite different from one another which is what I find fascinating about being in a classroom environment. Really hoping that some day in the future I'll have the opportunity to take another workshop with Kathy and highly recommend you jump on the chance if it comes you way.
Here's a LINK to the list of her books including the newest one that she shared with us called Organic Appliqué.
On the first of every month I create a Monthly Marker using something I've made and so of course it had to be this newest creation.
|Instagram Monthly Marker|
The part of the story that I didn't share was the journey to get to the sweet cohesive baby quilt that you see above. Much of the first day was spent trying to make the center bird fabric shine.
|Original Center Fabric|
|A bird and blue sky|
On Sunday Lori, Anna and I arrived early and went by the ocean which was gorgeous and ironically had a bird walking by as I took this photo. It was a sign that I'd done the right thing changing out the center fabric.
|Original Palette Pull|
|Additional Stash Pull|
And boy do I have a lot of ideas that I'd like to explore.