... and they looked great together. :)
I told you before that Amanda and I were going to sew with Anna Maria Horner last Friday...
The quilt class was for Anna's new Patchwork Prism quilt, that is destined to be a free pattern on her site, and the Janome site.
Even though I brought my own fabric bundle (the quilt will be for Scarlet of course), I had to buy Anna Maria's bundle too. Because it was amazing and I didn't have most of those fabrics, and I'd never get a chance to get all those together ever again.
I might share it with Kelly, if I can bring myself to.
I could blather on, but I have to mop before Scarlet wakes up, so I'll summarize the highlights --
- Watching Anna (by the way -- it's pronounced Anna with a short o sound, not short a sound) sort fabric at lightning speed -- it was amazing
- Getting to show off my daughter in her new little jacket
- Chatting the whole way there and back with Amanda.
- Chatting with AMH, and realizing she is every bit as genuine in person as she seems
- Seeing previews of Anna's new line -- Field Study -- I think it's my favorite of hers ever
- Listening to her describe how she does designs and colors -- something that really stuck with me is when she was explaining that in most fabric lines, the pink is the same pink throughout every print, but she tries to change hers a little, so they blend, but aren't the same color or too matchy-matchy. She's really an incredible artist
- Only being a little bit starstruck... I really had to tell her that she has written my favorite blog post I've ever read... ever.
You know, it was just a happy, happy day. Scarlet did great with Grandma, and was a little hit when I got to introduce her. And Anna didn't even mind that she wanted to 'nom nom' on her finger. :)
In fact, I think she might have even liked it a little.
(And I *just* noticed the title of the quilt book behind me!)