It was such a treat to watch her at work and to learn her techniques for making curves. Plus, she is a delightful person who I could tell puts a lot of thought into her work.
She started by having us lay out all our fabrics.
Then we did a 5-minute centering technique to focus our attention inward before we chose our fabrics. The oranges were calling to me so I grabbed them and started piecing together with aqua and yellow.
I sewed wedges into 3 fans.
And then came the hard part – the composition.
I laid out the pieces and realized that they would make a cool donut.
And then I laid them out like fans.
And then I called in the expert for help!
Throughout the process, Sherri was very encouraging and reminded us that the technique we were doing is an advanced improv technique. That made me feel better when I was scratching my head trying to figure out how to fit the pieces together.
I didn’t finish the quilt top during the workshop, but I left with enough know-how and confidence to finish working on it on my own.
If you ever have the chance to take a workshop with Sherri, I highly encourage you to do so. She is an accomplished artist, an excellent teacher and an all-around nice person.