While I was at QuiltCon, I had the great good fortune of taking a class with Angela Walters. I had been practicing some of the designs from her book, and was looking forward to asking her if she had a few pointers on how to get one right that I was having trouble with. At the first break, I went up and introduced myself to say “thank you” because it was she who had first suggested I submit my quilt to Modern Quilts Unlimited,which, in turn, started me on the path of designing quilt patterns. And she remembered who I was from the forum, which was actually kind of thrilling!
So that was one good thing at QuiltCon. The second was that I got to pick up a half yard bundle of her new fabrics before they were officially on sale, including the “Right Angles” panel. I love Art Gallery fabrics as a general rule, and they have a wonderful soft and smooth hand, which I adore.
The super cool thing, though, was that Angela asked me to make something with her “Right Angles” panel to show how it can be used in other ways than just practicing freemotion quilting.
I could choose any coordinating fabric from the line to use with the panel, and I chose the Cozumel Blue. My project wanted a lining, and so I chose a birdseye cotton (love this stuff from my cloth diapering days. Dead useful for SO many things, but that’s a separate post.), and the “Right Angles” panel.
I’m heading out for the New England Quilt Festival tonight, and will be back late Saturday, so I won’t be able to show you a finished project until next week. Hopefully, though, I will be able to share some things from the festival, and fill you in on some of the classes I got to take (more by Angela!) and the amazing quilts I got to see. I also hope I will get to write soon about my weird experience of quilting convergence. It was one of those creepy-cool moments.