Alma and Barb from Blackbird Designs had been busy putting together two fun-filled days. The first day we had the option of hand or machine appliquing this wonderful quilt. Alma told us the history of the block.
I chose the machine applique option but didn't get very far. Guess I spent too much time visiting with two very nice ladies: Sue from the UK and Patti from Canada. We laughed, ate, compared notes, laughed some more, and generally had a very fun-filled day with Barb and Alma.
As is often the case, Alma and Barb had a special extra project for us. This is the bonus project - a cute pin cushion. We also got to make a couple of decorative pins for our pin cushion.
The next day we changed gears and spent most of the day doing hand work. I actually finished my needle roll!! Didn't take a photo but mine looks exactly like this one from Alma's blog. Really -- I promise -- I did finish mine! We also made a very cute box to house our needle roll. Here's mine.
The classroom was filled with quilts from Blackbird Designs. Here's some to inspire you.