Where does the time go? I have been back from The Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy for almost a week, and I am still overwhelmed. It is so hard to get back to my normal routine! I am happy to report that hand-applique is definitely alive and well. I am actually going to go out on a limb and say that hand-applique must be on the upswing, judging by the amount of first time attendees at the Academy.
The first class I took was with Rita Verroca. Not only is she super-talented and willing to share everything she knows, she is the one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Check out those cowboy boots!
This is a quilt designed by Rita. It is called Album of Roses. As you can see, Rita has a unique style of choosing fabrics that make her quilts stunning and one-of-a-kind! Yes…it is hand-quilted!!
This is a picture of the quilt block we were working on in class. It is part of an ongoing series of blocks Rita is designing depicting early American history.
This is what I have accomplished, so far.
There are some really teeny, tiny pieces in this block!
Til next time…