I met Lori personally in June when she came to Alpine to give our group a trunk show. It was so fun to meet Lori. She's friendly and helpful and so incredibly talented that I am in awe of her and what she has accomplished. Lori and I had arranged to meet this summer and I was lucky enough to spend 4 hours with her as she gave me a one-on-one advanced applique class on layered applique.
Lori prepared handouts for me with detailed instructions and a sweet treat. It goes without saying the time she spent with me was precious and enlightening in so many ways. I learned new skills people!! New skills. Who doesn't love improving their abilities to make their quilts look better?
I had picked out a Sunbonnet Sue pattern to learn her method of layered applique. After working earlier in the summer with a Sunbonnet Sue applique I knew I needed help.
Lori went through her applique process step by step with me. All I can say is if you ever get a chance to take a class from Lori, jump at the chance. On a side note. I love her ring!
Lori uses a "map" meaning a lay out with tissue paper to keep layers lined up. You can see here that the Sue Lori helped me with lays perfectly under the tissue paper pattern.
I came home and made my lap design board to use as I follow Lori's method. Her board is with thinner foam board. I had this on hand but I will probably make a new one at some point.Here is the finished Sunbonnet Sue. She's got a lovely vintage dress. Look how elegant her arms are. Lori did those. I finished up but Lori gave me a great head start.
Here is my next block I started. I really hate the arms. Lori's arms are so much better. I may take out the arm on the skirt to fix it. I can hardly stand looking at it. Somehow I got off and it looks like her arm is made of rubber or something. Awful. As soon as I'm done posting, I'm picking that out. Yikes.
Anyway thank you SOOO much Lori. I learned so much. I am so excited to put your method to work now and in the future. The gift of time to help someone is something very precious and dear.
Tomorrow - Alpine Days Quilt Show.