Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Hitting the ground running!

After missing our connecting flight and an unplanned 24 hours in Doha, we are now home again. We had a lovely time in Switzerland over Christmas as well as a quick side trip to Malta with the kids. I was pleased to see how well mum had settled into her "assisted living home" and how happy she is there. I can't tell you what a huge relieve that is! It was a busy time with clearing some of mum's house, entertaining the whole family over Christmas and visiting with friends but somehow it was just enjoyable. And I loved to be in the fresh winter air, although there was no snow, at least not where we were.

When I got home I had exactly one day to prepare for the Kaffe Fassett lecture and workshop I had signed up for. Both were very interesting, although my jet lagged brain was pushed to its limits!

The quilt we were working on is from his book Quilt Grandeur and is called Shadow Pinwheel. This is the original from the book

And this is my version. I wanted it to be completely different and since I had planned to make a blue and brown quilt for a while, I thought this would be the ideal opportunity. Not as easy as you might think to work while Kaffe and Brandon were "breathing down our necks"!

Here's what Kaffe hat to say to my design attempt:

And a few more examples from my class mates:

Now it's back to my sewing room. Although I had brought lots of hand sewing I didn't make one stitch while I was away. And I had such good intentions. 

Vreni x