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Sunday, 11 May 2014

A Day With Di Ford

What a special day we had on Saturday with Di Ford coming to do a workshop at my home. I know everyone learnt such a lot from her in the time she spent with us. 
My goodness I'm looking at my fabric in a whole new light now and am really beginning to think I'm in double trouble with my stash because as I look at it ( not even going to show you the cupboard) I think I can double the size of it as it seems it has two uses. One for peicing and two how I look at fussy cutting it. 
Now I really do need to either sit and sew day in and day out for the rest of my lifetime or find the elixir of life so i can get through the mountain of fabric. 
Di bought some of her quilts to show us and the detail in them is simply amazing.

Detail in Rotherfield Grey

The Morrell Quilt

Everyone listening intently to Di
This is Sutton Grange which we made a start on. 

And guess what Mery even got to lie down on Di's quilts. I hear you all gasping! But Di didn't mind one bit and requested I take a photo of her. I guess my girl knows a good quilt when she sees it! 

A final decision was made about the border to my Jane's Garden which I started with Di in Nantes last year. It now needs to go off to the longarm quilter. 
I measured and re measured through the centre of the quilt but it seems to have very wavy edges. It's a much finer fabric than the rest of the quilt so am hoping Sandy will work her magic and it will come out right in the end. 
I even got a photo at long last with Shirley

Of course I had to have a photo with Di too and I'm just noticing the French dressing I spilt all down my sweater. 
What a wonderful day with freinds, good food and a great teacher. 
We love you Di, please come back to the UK again soon or we may all have to emigrate to Melbourne.