One class I took was on Bargello quilts. I had to bring 10 to 20 fat quarters (1/4 yard) to cut up and sew back together. I chose blues, browns, and creams. It was a fun class, but of course I didn't get ANYWHERE near finished! I did get one 'loop' made and here it is.
I get to make 2 more of these loops in the exact fabric order as this one. This picture is for my Biggest Loser friends, look at how much weight I have lost! The irritated face is for Jones, Brian, and Tori - who so far are the biggest losers and have lost a grundle of weight. Nice word!
So after I make 2 more of these loops, I cut them up into lengthwise skinny strips, stagger them a bit, and sew them all back together again to make something that looks like this!
These 2 pictures are quilts my teacher made, the pretty purplish one and the FIRE one! She was not happy about this picture, but thanks Jill Cox for letting me take it! She is the Utah Quilt Guild president this year and she was super nice.
The other class I took at Quiltfest was called 'Stars Across the Prairie.' I had a few more instructions on what fabric to buy for this one. Thanks Jen for going fabric shopping with me, you are a saint. I needed 28ish fabrics that depicted a landscape I wanted to portray. HA!
So, here is my amazing landscape fabrics. Can't you just see the landscape bursting through?!?! So I went from these strips to this - a prairie braid. I did get a little more finished in this class, probably about 2/3 of the way done.
I get to finish 5 more of these prairie braids with the same fabric order, sew them all together, piece in a few stars and then I will get -' Stars Across Thousand Lake' or maybe 'Stars Across Fishlake Mtn.' I haven't decided yet. It should look a little like the one below which is 'Stars Across the Desert.'