Then on to Midsomer Quilting where I spent £116 which I think gives you an idea of the quality of the welcome! Without any planning at all Brenda and I arrived in the car park at the same time. Despite never having met we quickly established that we are quilting sisters. The Laundry King (David, Brenda's husband) was also there and I am told spent some time checking with Dennis whether I was as obsessed with quilting and the Internet as Brenda was. Apparently I am.
We spent last might in the Rajpoot Indian restaurant in Bath and then today Brenda taught her Waking Waves Workshop and took opportunity to show case the techniques used in her mini quilts made in practice of her final Twelveby12 quilts at the same time. As you can see, she can hold a crowd!
Half way through the day I remembered that my Cousin's wife is pregnant and given that Caleb her first child got this quilt I might as well make my blocks into a cot quilt. So I got on with things and here it is.
I have to say that it is my bastardisation of Brenda's techniques because as I had already done curved piecing she showed my the variation she used in her Coriolis quilt and I being a rebel could not resist adding in just one more cut and shuffle. I had a great time and will be using my pile ( and piles) of left over fabric for more quilts from her technique over coming months.
An added bonus was that I met a blog reader in the class, Tina whose blog is here. I have to say though that our conversation was odd - I kept trying to tell her stories and she would say, "I know, I printed that one out from the blog." Scary how much I tell you !