Last night I met up with two lovely ladies to sit, drink tea/coffee and stitch together. A few hours of that is truly good for my soul. We talked about sewing techniques, religion, local patchwork guilds, all boys vs mixed schools and a weekend getaway to Belfast to take a few classes by Judith. All good stuff filled with laughter.
Anneliese brought with her the famous Nerd Quilt. It is absolutely beautiful in person. There was a coordinating cushion, too, but I forgot to snap a photo of that goodie with all of the show and tell/chatter.
What? No, Anneliese, I didn't get you in that photo...just the quilt. **ahem**.
And then Miss Annette. She's working on a quilt that will be part of an exhibition in the Aran Islands this July. The theme is water, so she's created a quilt filled with various sizes of DP blocks as sand...
(It's upside down here - we were carried away and not paying attention to what we were doing!)
And then she's going to quilt/embroider on it the "feathers" that water creates when receding back to the sea. She spent the night practicing on her little hoop stitching over her tracing paper.
Do you see her amazing notebook? First off, it's MASSIVE. She has in it her inspirational photos, sketches, fabric swatches, quilt math and little trial samples (left page here). I've never seen anything like it. Gorgeous.
I'm getting quite boring and repetitive now. I spent the evening stitching on one side of my binding. I am about half way through attaching it to the back, so with any luck I'll finish it off this weekend. Fingers crossed!