All of the ladies were beginners, not that you would have known it. They got on really well... First job was to cut all the strips, though Judith had purchased a Jelly Roll so she escaped that bit...
All of us got a little confused doing the Bargello-y bit, which is quite normal until you get the hang of it, that was for the front and back panel. Quilt as you go strips for the 2 sides and the bottom of the tote bag, easy and impressed the ladies somewhat...
All pieces completed it was time to start adding borders and joining all the parts together, it got a little exciting at this point and the working speed went up a notch, he he. These colours belong to Lynda... lovely aren't they.
I feel I have to comment on this picture... see how Judith seems to have carefully matched her cardigan to the colour of her chosen fabrics? That must have taked quite a bit of planning eh?
Clare's quilt as you go panels. This was only Clare's second time of using a sewing machine, her second patchwork class at My Very Own Quilt Shop. This lady catches on really quickly... and she's so 'bitten' by this patchwork and quilting bug! how strange to be so bitten after only one class? NOT!
All three bags were finished in the one workshop... there were ends to tie off and the handles needed just a few minutes more but ... didn't they do well!
Thanks to Shelia for teaching the class, I think we will have to do it again!