She shared more of her personal life with us on Monday night during her lecture about what to do after the quilt top is done....all the decisions that should go in to finishing your piece for the best results. I learned we have several things in common besides quilting and memory keeping. She also has iris from her grandma and she boasts her own 2 cylinder John Deere tractor that she has driven on the Great Iowa Tractor Drive. Although I don't have my own put-put tractor as I like to call them. My dad has restored his 530 out in the machine shed and the Silver Fox drives it with the grand kids. I love the sound of those old tractors and we usually go to the 2-Cylinder Club show in Waterloo if we can.
The only issues with this plan....it takes a lot more time....no speed cutting here. These all came from my Grandma K and/or Great-Grandma W. Then I have another fairly large basket full of larger pieces and yardage with quite a few solids among them.
Using the other point of the ruler then cut the corner triangles from the strip you just cut. Very slick!!! The only thing I would add .....I like to add tape to my rulers to mark the line I am working from, so my eye doesn't have to hunt for the line for each cut.
Here are the pieces I got cut during the workshop and was able to sew pairs together, 1 light to 1 dark.
Heidi shared about a new venture that she is in the process of working on......Hen & Chick Studio. She recently purchased the building in Conrad, IA where the General Store was located. She has remodeled it and added a retreat center on the second floor to house up to 20 people with showers and kitchen area. She told about making the quilts from her huge stash for all 20 of the beds. The retail space is in the lower level will include quilt making supplies, fabric, scrapbooking supplies, & a long-arm machine, so you can hire someone to finish your pieces for you. I have included her link below for those who want to hear about her opening and what is going on in her life.
Thanks, Heidi, it was a fun day!!!