What a whirlwind week this has been, but so much fun. Yesterday was the Emma's Quilt class with Jo Morton. She demonstrated how to prep applique pieces using heat resistant mylar templates, starch and a paintbrush. Then we practiced machine applique using tiny zigzags that caught both the background and applique piece. The prepared pieces could also be sewn by hand. This is Jo's version of Emma's Quilt.
We also learned her clipping technique which gives you options for pressing similar to hand piecing and how to make perfect flying geese units.
Today's class was called Rebecca's Baskets. After cutting out pieces for the basket, Jo showed us how to applique the basket handle using the back basting technique. It worked like a charm. She talked about choosing colors, settings and pressing and so much more. Jo likes to know as many ways as possible to complete a task. Then she can choose which method would work best for her with each new project. She was very patient signing books and posing for pictures. I hope she enjoyed her stay here as much as we enjoyed having her with us.
Pictures are Jo, Connie, Mary and I holding quilts, Jo and I with my basket quilt, Jo demonstrating backbasting, my basket block from today's class and a prepared leaf, pinwheels, flying geese from yesterday's class, and my daffodils. The daffodil pictures were taken at 8:30 p.m. last night. There are more open today.