Yesterday I got to take a class with Gwen Marston! It was all about making 19th century applique. Here she is with one of her early pieces. I love Gwen's approach, steeped in history and playful at the same time. She is an excellent teacher and a real joy to be around.
Gwen and Tonya are buddies. So I brought one of my blocks from Tonya's book, Word Play Quilts.
Here's the piece I started in class. I thought I was going to make something else, but I was so inspired by Gwen's work and the older applique she showed.
When Gwen suggested we start with a vase, this picture came to mind. Can you tell?
Meanwhile, the Pojagi is growing. I'm thinking about adding a few more inches so it will fit in the back door window.