Three cheers for Tonya, and her new book hitting the stores today! I am NOT one of Tonya's star pupils..like Quiltmaking 101, I failed the classes. I gave letters "a shot" back in 2006 when she taught and pieced "Noel". Let's just say I had more success with wonky houses the following year. I've never made a quilt from them, and they lie in the orphan bin.
With encouragement from Tonya, back then, I bit my lip and pieced mis-cut size plaid samples together in to this little top. I didn't care for it much until I added borders and quilted it. Need to get a picture of that.
My attempts at "letters" stand at 3. Picasa isn't letting me have the Halloween attempt, but this collage is from my first attempt 11/06 and my last attempt in 2007. Of the three attempts, I like the scrappy ones the best. They are also in the orphan bin. Maybe some day they will appear in one of my Orphan Train quilts. That's one class I didn't fail..making Orphan Train quilts. Tonya liked those.
And last, altho I haven't made a quilt from Tonya's teachings, I do have a Tonya quilt which I am proud to own...it arrived back at the time of another eye surgery, from Cairo, Egypt...awesome!! Congratulations on your new book Tonya, I know it was lots and lots of work. I'm confident it will be successful and you deserve a ton of gratitude and thanks for all the time and effort you have given us blogging gals! *VBS* Hat's off to you!!!
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