Can you believe that Doreen, from Auburn, NY, had little or no applique experience when she started this beauty? Her friend, Ruth, didn't tell her it was a 13 month class when they started! (By the way, Doreen and Ruth are both taking the Monthly Bliss 3 class this year and convinced their friend Cathy to come too!)
Doreen's daughter Mandy recently got a new longarm machine and did the fantastic quilting seen here. She micro-stippled the background, outlined all the flowers and did graceful feathers in the border and sashing. It is absolutely exquisite!
You may remember Lori M. from a previous post. Her flimsy is now a flimsy-NOT! Lori had hers hand quilted by Amish ladies. Don't you feel a sense of peace and calm come over you when you look at this?
Debbie and Grace have been at it again! Grace (on the left) turns 91 soon and is just an absolute joy to be around. Debbie, her daughter, is holding up one of four glorious placemats she and Grace made for a wedding gift. Grace hand pieced the flying geese units, Debbie set the tops, and I believe Grace did the hand quilting. Wish I was that lucky bride! On the right is their long-time friend, Cheryl, who was convinced by this daring duo to take Monthly Bliss 3--her first attempt at hand piecing! As you can see, this is a lively bunch, who do exceptional work!
Thank you all for sharing your flimsies-NOT!
P.S. I am listening to Chill of Fear by Kay Hooper, and reading A Thread So Thin by Marie Bostwick.
P.P.S. Attention Bliss 3 students at O'Susannah's. Sharp-eyed Grace found an error (eek!) on the Emerging Star master. The background pieces should be: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13B, 14B, 15B, 16B, 17, 18, 19, 20. I know not everyone reads the blog, so please pass this information on to anyone you know from the class. Night class students are okay, as we corrected it in class. Sorry for the confusion. Bet you are awake now!