The project used her Spool Stamp set...
This is my "workstation". The pincushion was a gift from Jo to all of us who attended her retreat. They are salt cellars made into fabulous pincushions by Sandy Davenport in Washington. My pincushion was made from Jo's new "Annandale" fabric collection!
Here are the pieces of my block...
Working with different Jo fabric to make spool blocks...they all play so nicely together!
For our applique lesson, we first made a "technique sampler". Here we appliqued a bias strip made with Clover's Bias Tape Maker, a strip using Karen Buckley's "Perfect Stems"www.karenkaybuckley.com and then a curved strip using the back-basting method.
Our "project" was a block from Jo's book "Prairie Flowers. Here is mine... and yes, I am still working on it! I was always somewhat leery of doing applique but with the back-basting method and Jo's lessons, I am finding myself really enjoying the process!
And for a finished example, here is Holly's block. Isn't it gorgeous...she said that the leaves were "from the burning bush"!
Maybe someday I will be good at this but in the meantime I am enjoying the learning process. I feel good about attempting something "outside my comfort zone" too!
And learning means more classes and retreats. Looks like a win-win situation to me!