A class with Me and My Sister Designs!

The blog has been really quiet this week, and for a good reason: I participated in a class with Me and My Sister Designs! This incredible experience included a two-day class and a trunk show, both filled with laughs, surprises, lots of little details and, of course, fabric (tons of fabric!). The whole event was held in Cotton&Color, and included the trunk show, one two-day class with jelly-rolls, and a second one with charm packs (which I couldn’t attend).

And I must say Barb and Mary are so amazing! The class was based on working with their “Wild Jelly Rolls 3 & 4” patterns; in my case, the n.3, but there was more on it that one could have expected! Little and not so little projects pop-up, and now it’s time to recap all of what was done in just two days and that now needs to be finished:

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– The main project, Wild Jelly Rolls n.3, needs some seam ripper to get to finish a quarter of it, but it’s all already cut for the main blocks and ready to go! I’m using their newest collection, Grow! I may use it as a leader-and-ender project when not working directly on it.

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– You can not say “no” when you’re being offered a charm pack of Dot.Dot.Dash-! and the pattern “Buttons & Thread” that matches it perfectly. These little jars come together in no time, so I’m planing to have some of them cut beforehand so I can piece them in spare time between other projects or as a secondary bonus project…

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– I have to finish the second mitten from the “Makin’it Cute” templates. A kit with all the necessary to made a pair of them was gifted to the class participants (the fabrics are from Sweetwater’s “Holy’s Tree farm” collection, for Moda). There are so many possibilities with these templates that my brain is already burning thinking in Christmas gifts (and we are not yet in Summer!).

– I have already finished another side project that it’s on the washing stage… and that was amazingly easy for the high-looking end result! To be shared in short time with its proper entry.

I did not only learn tons of new things and surely improved my piecing, but I had so much fun and got the opportunity to get to know really talented and wonderful people, including some other quilters working in The Splendid Sampler too!