After going through the basics and the preparation, we got out the fabric scraps and bits and made a wonderfully colorful mess and got to the business of sewing....
or so I thought.....did I miss the coffee run.....?
at least there are a few left...
ah! there they are!....can you hear the silence of concentration?
Gerda is doing this by hand....or will she change her mind and get behind the machine?
Marijke is also working by hand, and also wondering if she should do this by machine.....
Jeanette and Menda are hard at work after deciding their color schemes
Ah! this is what I like to see! students happy and busy!
And there's progress! As they finish them, units of the block are put up on the wall.
To the left with the border, is Janine's sample, and to the right, is my chaotic sample.
Gina had a mean little machine that sounded like it took off every time it sewed!
Marijke and Gerda in sync....
Menda dared to cut up some amazing african fabrics and wow, I can't wait to see this one complete!
Here's the result of their work - not bad for all the chatting!
Ladies, you were amazing students, and made my easy and a pleasure to teach. Thank you Nel, Heleen, Gina, Gerda, Marijke, Jeanette, and Menda for a great class. I can't wait to see what I know are going to be fabulous results!