I have a bone to pick, if you will.
I went to a local guild meeting last night hoping to learn something from an teacher/lecturer about The Value of Value. Seemed like a worthwhile idea, especially since my dh, who seems to be settling into his non-working status, is home all the time! ;-)
Anyway, she primarily does appliqué and mentioned a couple of times about a product she uses for appliqué without mentioning it specifically. She also talked about her method for binding quilts, using a pillowcase method, without offering any specifics.
I approached her after the lecture to ask her about the product she alluded to for her appliqué method. She told me that I had to attend her class in order to get that information. WHAT!!!??? Was she kidding?? I think she also said you had to buy her CD in order to find out how to do the pillowcase method of binding quilts. SERIOUSLY??? Um, I don't think so.
Being a close friend of Bonnie Hunter's and having attended many classes, I have to say that I was shocked that she treated me (and everyone else, for that matter) like that. I've obviously been spoiled by the likes of Bonnie and others so that I was truly offended by her attitude.
Anyway, here are my first 4 log cabins, sashed. It makes a huge difference, I think. I'm even liking them, notwithstanding their tiny tiny size!
Liking them so much that I started on the next two (four) blocks!
This is another line from the French General, with different colors, though. I think I will sash all 4, once they're done. Aren't they fun? I'm cutting my strips at about 1", and after sewing the seam, I'm pressing it and measuring 1/2" precisely, so the finished "log" is 1/4". maybe next blocks I'll do a little demo, like my friend Wendy Reed! vbg.
In case you haven't been following the weather in California, we've been getting deluged with rain. It had been this way many years ago, but not for years have we had this much rain. Mud slides everywhere; trees down; potential flooding, my rain gauge is filling up every day! The worst thing for me is that I'm unable to WALK!! I am falling behind in my steps on my Fitbit, which is driving me crazy!! I'm hoping tomorrow will be clear, finally. When I was in Oregon at the cabin last week, I got lots of walking in, which was great. This week? Not so much!