I am a member of the Old Capital Quilt guild, and each month the guild brings in a speaker and a workshop. These workshops always take place during the week, so I am generally unable to participate due to work. This month the instructor was Laura Wasilowski. I think I've professed a love for her artwork on my blog before- without a doubt, I knew I had to take her class.
Today's workshop was on Zen Doodle quilts. I had taken her Craftsy class (hey, it's on sale this week) so I was a little wary going into it (due to a bad experience with a Des Moines AQS workshop, my rule was
to never take a class where I knew something about the subject: that was an advanced free motion class where we spent the whole time stippling and doing basic meanders, what a waste of money)- but I am SO glad I did it. I'm not sure I really learned anything new exactly, but the class really got my creative juices flowing and I love the project I made.
The class kit included about a 1/2 yard of a dark rainbow colorway and 1/4 yard of a pastel (full length of the yardage- but 1/2 and 1/4 WOF). We were also given a few strings of embroidery thread so we can embellish when we got home.
After going over some basic rules of fusing, we were given some time to doodle. We were told to make 12 doodles, but I only took a picture of 6.
This took a long time. The light purple triangles inside the dark blue triangles are also all cut out. Lots of tiny pieces, all fused in place.
It was a FABULOUS day. Wish I was retired and could do more of the workshops.