A Little Pizzazz

Every once in a while, I am intrigued by a Quilty speaker and take the workshop at the last minute.

That’s what happened this month. I fell in love with a batik fabric pack, bought some curvy templates and took Judy Sisneros’ Circle Pizzazz workshop.

What a treat to learn curved piecing at the 2013ZazzyRingMyfoot of a master. With fabulous tips and tricks she led us by the hand until we each had created a block. Her technique (make the first ring block, then cut it up and assemble the second block) reminded me of a color class I took in college where the professor had us make 2 simple watercolors in contrasting colors, and then told us to cut them up and weave them together. Scary! But it worked so beautifully. This pretty one is mine:

The real joy is seeing dozens of them laid out together. Here are blocks from 21 of us, completed during the workshop. They really seem to go well together like a scrap quilt.2013ZazzyRingGp

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