Monday, November 23, 2009

Students Part 1

Two or three years ago I went to Florida to teach for the Feather Princesses, a chapter of The Applique Society. When I entered the classroom, I saw a familiar face, but definitely not one I associated with Florida. It was Francie, from Painted Post, New York! She was house sitting in Florida, saw that I would be there and contacted the Feather Princesses and made arrangement to take the classes!

This year Francie is taking my In Baltimore Style Block of the Month and brought in her finished (yes, hand quilted and bound!) piece based on my hand appliqued Dancing Flowers design. She did an excellent job and is justifiably proud.

We used Anita Shackelford's circle ruching guide for the dimensional blooms. Great job, Francie! Thanks for sharing!

To the other end of the spectrum: Jen of Candor, New York, just finished her Let's Get Vertical Block of the Month quilt top. The color is better in the two detail shots--think overhead lights and not much flash. Twelve women worked diligently for 10 months. One lady decided to make a king size quilt and she needed 48 eight-inch blocks. Done in a fabulous array of Asian prints, it is to die for!

Okay, back to Jen's quilt. Twelve blocks set on point, with sashing and borders.

Sharp points all around.

On the reading front, I loved Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas--I hated to see it end. Also now reading the new Jennifer Chiaverini--excellent. Did you know that Nevada Barr has just published a new novel not in the Anna Pigeon series that is billed as "a major novel of psychological suspense". I am doing the audio version of that, as I did for Prayers for Sale.
Til tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. How "funny" Sharon I am right now in the process of reading "Prayers for Sale" and I am really enjoying it too!!!
    Glad to know all is going well for you--I don;t leave the apartment much these days--but I am still quilting up a storm and still blogging away!!!
    Have a great Thanksgiving!!
    Hugs, Di


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