There were also two beautiful cakes (sorry I wasn't taking pictures and we missed that one) - one made by Leanne and the other provided by Sharon. They also got together and gave me a beautiful Rooster vase with tea roses and some rooster napkins....but the piece de resistance was the card which Gail (our wonderful photographer) made and they all signed - had me teary eyed yet again!
Unfortunately I am suffering from a very bad cold which my son was kind enough to share with me (he also gave away my Nyquil last night to his sick friend and will never live it down) so I am not in very good form and was unable to stay for too long (didn't want to infect everyone either!)......
I will however share all the projects they are working on....Below is Gillian's asian half square triangles which you have seen progress over the past few weeks...she's really getting it done!
This is Leanne's "scrap" quilt and I believe it is a raffle quilt for a school. It is absolutely stunning. Wish I could remember what book it's from (they told me a couple of times now but my brain is mush - from the cold of course!)
Now, yesterday's class! It was great - (I didn't get a full day of it because I had to attend to a"mother" issue, however, we did get something done!) Elaine showed us her scrappy blocks which she rearranged a few times on the design wall to show us how many different settings there can be with this pattern...
Libby is busy at the cutting table and Barb is working the Half-Square triangle assembly line with Thangles (boy do they come in handy for this quilt!) Of course Libby came prepared with all her strips cut while we (Barb and I) hadn't decided what fabrics to use. I gave Barb Carte Blanche (I am so dumb!) and we are doing Black, White and Lime.....okay I love it!I was put on block assembly and got these four blocks done (which someone keeps rearranging - Elaine get away from the design wall...)
I like it this way and Libby has one block done which is absolutely awesome in Pinks and Chocolate Browns.......
Now Libby is up to three blocks - it is really going to be stunning!
We managed to finish 6 blocks (only 114 to go for the lapsize!) I think that's what Barb said - 120 blocks for a lap.......okay well this is a joint project so we may actually finish it (and you can use Strip Its! for this pattern too! I'm really obsessed with those Strip Its!)
I was so inspired I went home and did some work on Country Haven - almost ready for the update picture!