The class with Reiko Kato was a one-day class. It wasn't new for me as I had already taken two classes with Reiko. This sewing box was a challenge though! I managed to make half of the roof in class and to do the appliqués on one side. It shouldn't take long to finish it.
I started with this...
... and will (hopefully) finish with this ;-)
The details are really charming... even the inside of the box is beautiful and perfectly finished.
With Maggie Bonanomi, I made the peapod pincushion. What a lovely project! It was a fun and relaxed class with a lot of talking and stitching. And at the end of the class, the project was finished. Unfortunately, I didn't take many photos while in class...
Finally, the class with Kathy Doughty.
The first thing I will put to practise now is the use of a design wall to audition the fabrics.
Then, I will also consider the fabric itself as well as all the possibilities of fussy cutting for achieving different effects... again the design wall is very useful to test.
This is one finished block Kathy brought. This one is quilted because we discussed the different quilting possibilities we have to consider before pressing the seam allowances to one side or the other.
Finally these are different blocks (not completely sewn) on the design wall made by the participants.
To make these blocks, we had to pick up a fabric pack prepared by Kathy and each one of us had to audition their fabrics, choose which one will be used for a specific piece in the block and decide on a fussy cut to achieve a special effect. As you can see, I didn't pick a multicoloured pack!!!
In the last picture, you can see that a lady picked up the same fabric pack as me and we chose a totally different use of the fabrics for a totally different effect at the end.
As Kathy explained, there is no right or wrong, it is just something that is very personal.
One of the quilt in Kathy's book is called Soul Searching! Well, it says it all.
It was a wonderful class :-)
Edit : April 24th 2012
I have just finished the block and wanted to share it with you ;-)