As a reward for holding quilts, I received her 2012 calendar! It will be fun to look at a different quilt each month. I had her autograph her books for me, also!
Friday's workshop was Dresden Star. All those points! How were we going to get them all perfect? Edyta's technique and excellent teaching helped us all sail through with flying colours!
She provided each of us with a fabric kit containing enough fabric to make 11 Dresden Star blocks, plus the pattern, plus the template set. Plus a spool of Aurifil thread! All for $30! Brilliant!
She did not provide us with the fabric for the center circle. She did talk to us about using fabrics and colours to pull together scrappy to make it sing! I had this done by 1, so I was able to go on to starting on the next 10 blocks. And then, Edyta gave us a bonus!
For us over achievers, she cut and provided fabric for us to put together an 8-point star that lays perfectly flat! It's all in the ironing, to get those seams to cooperate! I goofed mine up, despite her excellent instruction. But Edyta took it and made it perfect in no time!
She saw where I had strayed, and showed me how to correct it! An absolute "AHA" moment! Her explanation of handling those pesky y-seams will allow me to approach them in the future without fear!
Day two we worked on "Clematis". Again, she provided all the fabric, including back and batting, pattern, and fusible to make this lovely table runner! She talked about fusibles, the differences between the three that she uses (Heat n Bond lite, Steam a Seam 2, WonderUnder). She also told us that we should ignore the manufacturers' instructions. She recommends only a second or two with the iron. And it worked!
At the end of the day we all posed with our projects! Everyone got their project fused and layered. This is raw edge applique, so the quilting will hold the fused pieces down. Some got started on that. I being the over achiever that I am, got all my quilting done! Now to trim and bind! And also to add some beading to the centers of the flowers!
Edyta is a warm, enthusiastic teacher. Her love of quilting is contagious, and hope you all get a chance to take a class with her!