Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday --- Learning Something New and WIP (Work In Progress)

Today, I learned how to create my own design in order to make a Hawaiian Applique'.  The design incorporates a lacy appliqued center motif with an elegant appliqued border.   

The class is called Hawaiian Applique'.  Our instructor was Linda Halpin.  Linda is a quilter, instructor, and an author.  She travels all over the United States teaching her wonderful quilt classes.
We learned how to create our own designs.  Linda explained and guided us through each step. 
It was amazing as we unfolded them into the beautiful motifs.
I created this one.
I loved seeing it transform when I carefully cut it from my fabric. 

 Amazing all the colors and designs...

 I was a family and consumer education teacher, before I started my quilting business 8 years ago.  I was so pleased today, to be a student - learning something new!  Do you like to be a student or a teacher? 

I will share my progress on this project another day. It is still a work in progress! 

Enjoy your day!

Linked with Freshly Pieced - WIP Work in Progress


Vroomans' Quilts said...

This looks so facinating, yet intimidating. My Mom has done a couple of pieces, but I don't think I could tackle it. I look forward to visiting your progress.

Linda said...

This is beautiful! I have a book that has a lesson on making this. Fascinating!! I might just have to whip it out and learn it too! I am always the student with quilting and I like that :)

Chris Daly said...

Marcia, I love your design. It is so delicate. And that blue, WOW!

Miss Hillbilly said...

Oh, this is neat. I am so glad that you took this for YOU!! It looks hard though.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like to be both. It's fun to teach something, and it's also fun to learn new things. At our Thursday sew-in's we show each other how we make the stuff we work on, easy tips, etc.