It was sooo fun and the classroom was filled with lots of laughter as we all tried to make various creatures from her patterns.
I chose to make Lorna's Elephant Parade quilt and took my white featherweight to class to use for the day. But the tension was way off and I didn't want to spend my class time working on machine adjustments.
Luckily I had taken Lucy as a back up machine. Lucy is a long bed 301 Singer built in 1953 and she worked perfectly sewing these elephant blocks all day long.
However, the sewing machine operator was not working perfectly!
There were a few elephants requiring surgical repair! This repair required one consultant (Lorna), one sewist/surgeon (me), one component extraction, one 90 degree part rotation, and one re-insertion. No problem!
Here are the elephants that I finished so far. See the surgical patient elephant - top left block? He recovered nicely from surgery and you never would have known there was a problem!
I have the 5 large elephants done and 3 of the 14 small elephants.
Here are all the students in the class holding up our blocks. Lorna is one of the monkey holders in the front row! I am in the back row on the left laughing at the monkey in front of me!
Do you see all the creatures we made?
Birds, elephants, some cross-eyed cats, dogs of all shapes and sizes, chickens... it was a total zoo with all these animals and quilters in one room!
A huge thank you to Lorna for such a fun day and for being such a brilliant pattern designer! I'm linking up to the Sew Fresh Quilts party and then I'm back to sewing more elephant blocks!