Friday, September 28, 2007

Miniature Class...



I spent the last three days in a miniature class with the folks from Gandads Playroom. They are retiring this year so this was their last class. I made a Tudor kitchen roombox with a large "working" fireplace. I learned a lot. I'll post a photo soon.

The cottage the classes were held at is beautiful. Close to Stratford-on-Avon the houses on the drive there gave me lots of inspiration for the work each day. The photo on the left is of one of the "traffic" jams I got into on the way home! I love pheasants but boy are they stupid! I had to get out of the car and chase them off the road! Since they don't have flight feathers yet they would have just continued walking in front of the car for I don't know how long!


I have continued working on my Mile a Minute...that has become more like the Big Dig in Boston (maybe I could blame it on the pheasants?) Anyway, I took some advice and added some larger strips to the off-size blocks. I also added the large half square trianges to make a sort of medallion center to give it a bit of structure. It is now about 32 inches across. I think I like it. I've started the next row...not sure how big I will really make this...it is getting heavy quickly! It is continuing to be fun and I guess that is the important thing!
My Dh is back from his extended business trip. I was able to get most of the house in order before he walked through the door...not a minor feat (the cleaning not the walking!)

10 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

That sounds like a lovely class. Oh the poor pheasants! They obviously think they need both lanes too. At least it was not sheep.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

the strings quilt is coming along great. stupid pheasants. that's why we eat them. well, not me necessarily. gamey.

anne bebbington said...

Those pheasants are SOOOOO Stupid!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The MAM quilt top is wonderful, I remember hearing that pheasants had a lot to learn... guess you've experienced that first hand. Great photo! Can't wait to see your mini-room.

atet said...

Your MAM looks like it's coming along beautifully! I can't wait to see the photos of your miniature room :0).

Hedgehog said...

Love your big dig!!

Rose Marie said...

Had a chuckle when I saw the pheasants. When I did my GB trip a few years back, there was an encounter with a dog and a rabbit(separate times) that just would not get off the road and we had to follow them until they or we turned off onto another road.

Dawn said...

Oh I love your traffic jam! How cute! And I love what you did with your string blocks so far!

Lucy said...

nice crumblocks

Bonnie said...

I love this so much! These are the kinds of quilts that constantly grab my attention!

BOnniwe