I have also been working on the October Stash Bee blocks -- they are really cute, but I think I'll wait until I have all four blocks complete before I post about them.
Finally, last week I was able to attend MQX West, the Machine Quilter's Expo. It was SO cool! I was somewhat intimated at first, thinking I might be out of my league. But it all turned out great -- I met some nice people, and everyone was very enthusiastic and supportive.
I was able to take a handful of classes, including classes from Angela Walters and Gina Perkes. These are examples of Angela's and Gina's quilting awesome-ness.
|This is a sample that Angela brought to class on quilting modern quilts. The straight lines were done with a ruler, but everything else was free-hand FMQ.|
|Another section of the same quilt by Angela Walters -- she demonstrated both quilting motifs during class.|
|This is Gina Perkes' blue ribbon quilt that was on display -- it is called "Ambrosia." The quilting was completely hand-guided. I always wonder how long a project like this took?|
|Detail of quilting motif from Gina Perkes' Ambrosia quilt. This picture is just an example of how intricately quilted and pieced this quilt was -- absolutely amazing.|