Bonnie Browning did a lecture on Wednesday night which highlighted her trips (through slides) around the world to various quilting events. She did bring a couple of her quilts to show and this one was my favourite.
You can't really tell from this picture, but the flowers were three dimensional and were made by rouching the fabric. I took Bonnie's class on Thursday to make the famous 'Windmill Quilt' which was shown at the beginning of Simply Quilts.
This class was listed as a beginner class, but let me tell you, if this was the first quilting class I had ever taken, I'd be running for the hills - and still running. It isn't really difficult but colour placement is critical and keeping your strips organized, especially in a classroom setting, was a bit challenging.
I didn't enjoy this class nearly as much as Jodi's as both teachers have very different methods of teaching. I'm not sure if this is proper blog etiquette, but like Rian, I like to keep it real. Bonnie explained the method then sat at the front of the class and we were left on our own to screw up at will - and lots of us did. I got the feeling that she has taught this class so often that it's old hat to her, but it was a new method to us. I should point out that this is just my opinion and I know there were some in the class that had no problems at all.
Here is what I have so far - untrimmed and in no particular order.
so I'm hoping I can use my new thread holder downstairs for my longarm thread. I'm not sure if it will hold the cones and I haven't been able to summon up the energy to go downstairs and try one....but I will....soon.