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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

oops, I did it again

The lecture went pretty well last night. It was well attended by the guild of over 220 members. I have been to this guild several times in the past so it was great to see so many friendly, familiar faces. I was reminded that the very first time I taught a quilting class was for this guild at their retreat 15 years ago. There were 32 in that class and it was not an easy project. Boy was I nervous. I knew my material, but didn't know if I could teach. Well, that was then, this is now and I wasn't nervous at all last night- till I realized I forgot my notes! But apparently I don't need them. Guess what? I know the material. It was a fun group with lots of show and tell and as usual I forgot to use the camera. They have a show coming up May 16 & 17 at Rock County Fairgrounds. If I am around I will plan to attend. Maybe I'll think to use the camera then.

Forgetting to use the camera isn't the only thing I did again. I have this tendency to make a quilt and then rearrange the values and/or colors and make it again. Okay, I do it deliberately - usually, but not this time. You saw the start of this a week or two ago. This blog may be just the motivation I need to get that pieced border done sooner rather than later. Oops. I see that I have a quarter block in the wrong orientation. Aren't photos great for showing mistakes?

The black with hand-dyes I call "Wish on a Rainbow". Look closely and you will see that both of these use the same piecing. I must have 15 pairs of quilts where I have made a second version. That sounds like the start of a new program for a guild.
Well, I better get sewing. Sew long.


Exuberant Color said...

I repeat a lot of my quilts too. When you get to #3 it's a series. I usually do it because I enjoyed it so much the first time.

I catch most of my mistakes when I see the pictures too.

Carol E. said...

For the life of me, I can't find your mistake. Did you fix it before you posted this picture? I love that pattern! My ADD prevents me from making the same quilt twice. I need something new each time.

Beena said...

You're a "serial quilter" LOL!

But the look of these quilts is so different in spite of using the same design. Color changes the look entirely!

szkornelia said...

Wow, I love this pattern. The quilt with the black is absolutely my favorite. Would be nice to attend one of zour classes once... :)

Millie said...

I just love both quilts, but the second one with the black is absolutely stunning. I repeat so many of my quilts too.

Catherine said...

The black with the hand dyes is stunning! I like the idea of making a few of a quilt design that I like -- using different colours can make such a huge difference!