Sunday, August 09, 2009

More Vintage Goodies

I am the vintage goodie in this post!

This is a picture of me with the block I made at the workshop with Sally Collins in May. Sally spoke at our guild and gave a six hour workshop the next day. Her quilts were utterly amazing, and when I asked her how long it took to make one of her miniatures, she told me that it was pretty much the same amount of time as a full-scale version of the same quilt.

I learned some amazing things in the class, not the least of which was to measure, measure, measure. She had us measuring each piece as it was sewn in place to make sure it was correct before moving on. It was a light bulb moment for me....Duh....I've been quilting for over 35 years and did I ever do that? No. I'm here to tell you that it does make a difference.

If you ever have the chance to take a class with Sally, jump on it. Even if miniatures are not your thing, you will learn lessons you should have learned from the get-go.

More vintage goodness tomorrow,

7 comments:

Caryn said...

I took the same workshop with Sally Collins at our guild last October. I agree it was a great workshop! I never finished my basket though!

Anne said...

I took a Sally Collins class and it has made me a more accurate quilter. I made the same basket that you made and it took ALL DAY! LOL Best class I ever took.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I have one of her books and remember seeing her on an episode of Simply Quilts, she does some amazing work. I love that teensy-weensy basket, Jan!

hjansonius said...

WOW, What a good job on such a small block. I have tried some miniature blocks but only paper pieced. That is something to aim at. Love your blog.
Marge

Jeanne said...

Love your little basket block! We've had Sally Collins at our guild, and I was fortunate to take classes from her, too. She is just amazing.

Joanna said...

That is just amazing...and so cute! I remember she came to our guild when I lived in UT and the ladies raved about how great she was! Wish I had gone to that class...

Sandy said...

I took a class with Sally C too. We made mini designs for pin cushions.