My Day Off

by Nicole

Sometimes we all need a day off.

I took one today.

I left the kiddos with my mother-in-law and headed to my LQS for a class taught by Susan Powell, a quilter who makes these amazing improv quilts of city scenes. And not only is she a talented artist, she is also incredibly nice. If you ever get a chance to take a class with her, I highly encourage you to do so.

Here is the city scene I started working on.

Susan’s technique uses a very freeing approach to piecing. One of the first things she said is, “There are no mistakes.” That’s just the type of sewing I like!

I still have a lot to do. I’ve got the windows to finish. I may add some stars and a moon. And what’s a city without people?!?

I had a lot of fun getting this little piece started. I’m hoping for a good chunk of sewing time this weekend to work on building my city.

What are you sewing this weekend?

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Heidi Staples May 4, 2012 - 11:50 pm

Don't you love improv sewing? Sometimes you just need to cut loose…

Speaking of which, I'm so happy for you to have a day off from the kids. I'm completely jealous right now, but in a good sort of way. 🙂

West Michigan Quilter May 5, 2012 - 12:08 am

I love improv sewing and love your buildings. I just took a week long class from Mary Lou Weidman who teaches you to be free in your sewing. I love being free!

Cherie May 5, 2012 - 12:09 am

Her quilts look so cool!
Great that you took a day for yourself to chill out and do some improv sewing. Looks like your scene is coming along =D

Gina May 5, 2012 - 1:37 am

Wow! That's really cool! I've never done improv sewing! I'm glad you had the opportunity to attend the class!! I'm working on a denim quilt using my 2 son's jeans that I've been saving for a while.

Paige May 5, 2012 - 2:03 am

Oh my gosh! That's the quilt class I was talking about in my last post. Are you in NC? Have we "talked" about this already?

Megan May 5, 2012 - 9:20 am

I'm glad you had a day off, its good for the soul. Love your little city, it looks like a fun place to live.

Katy Cameron May 5, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Looks like a fun way to spend a day off, looking forward to seeing this grow :o)

Debbie May 5, 2012 - 2:43 pm

oh what fun!! Good for you – looking forward to continuing to see your city take shape…

Shankevia May 5, 2012 - 3:49 pm

That sounds so fun. I guess I will looking into where I can do that here in Atlanta. Enjoy your day off. I'm sitting in Barnes&Nobles now for my day off.

Jenny May 6, 2012 - 10:52 am

Hooray for days off! Love the colors. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

thisyearsdozen May 8, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Oh Wow!! That is awesome. I have never taken a sewing/quilting class. But sure would love to find a class like that in my area.

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