The first part of class was to learn back-basting needleturn applique. This was a new technique for me and was thrilled that I would have the chance to learn it from Jo!
Close up of the center applique in Jo's quilt. I found that this technique "works" for me. I have an easier time than just basting down or gluing the applique and then doing the needleturn. The back-basting method leaves a perforation in the fabric that it makes it easier to turn without clipping the seam.
I am so blessed to have had this opportunity to take classes with Jo!
Life is good...