The basting was done quite easily. But the quilting it self...........
.....doesn't look that bad on the front........
.........but look at the back! I feel like I'm a newbie again. I'm tempted to rename the class to Hopeless Hand Quilting. :) So I have a lot of hours of practicing infront of me before I master her technique.
I saw some of her other students working on the block to the right in the picture. It is sooo wonderful in real life that I had to buy the pattern.........among other things. :)
My main reason for going to the accademy was to take my first class ever with Elly. Actually, it is my first appliquè class ever. About time I should say. The pattern for this class is a traditional eagle block and this is how far I got.
When I went back home to Norway again I carried the block in my handbag. I'm sure you would have too if you had a block signed by Elly herself. This is a treasure to me.
Another treasure was the book on the left in the picture. It is a first edition and Elly signed it. As she did in the other book. It's a little bit hard to believe that I got my hands on it.
I still have a lot of pictures and a lot I would love to tell you but it'll have to wait a bit. I need to sort everything first. Besides I really long to get back to BA blocks. The academy was a huge motivator to me. Get back for more on this trip later.