Here are the finished models of the instructor's pieces for the classes we took.
The Unplayed Piano Etui...
...and Behold Thy Beauty.
I will most likely start on Behold Thy Beauty as it's not as complex to assemble and is such a beautiful piece.
In the meantime I'm getting ready for a trip to Wisconsin to take a wool appliqué class at Primitive Gatheirngs with Lisa Bongean. The piece measures 22" x 15" and is called the Everyday Crazy Tablemat. I'm looking forward to learning Lisa's techniques for wool appliqué. After class is over I'll spend a few days in Door County...hoping to take some good pictures on my Wisconsin trip.
I've also been busy in the sewing room and made my first Schlep Bag. This one is a gift and I'm happy with how it turned out. I will definitely be making more.
We have a class this weekend with Brian Haggard who specializes in hand embroidery and crazy quilting. We'll be machine a pin cushion mounted on a wrought iron clamp for a class with our sampler guild. I'll try to get some pictures to post at a later date.
...and finally Lauren Sauer is coming in three weeks to teach Book f Berries. I'm looking forward to seeing my friends from Minnesota!