Now, I'm not sure I really like this but a finish is a finish. Let me explain. My local quilt club had organised for Gillian Travis to do a workshop (January 2015) and, having seen her work at Festival of Quilts, I signed up. It was the Pomegranate Workshop, but the technique is the same for any shape. I had wanted to do my own shape but then, under workshop conditions, I realised I could spend far too long coming up with a shape that works for the technique and then run out of time to get anything done (it does happen!). So I went with one of Gillian's shapes - pears!
The requirement list called for batiks, which I had never used before and had none in my stash. None of my local shops stocked batiks and I had to send away for some. I liked the look of this charm pack, Moda Fire and Ice if I remember correctly, and they duly arrived in time for the workshop. But do they really say pears? No, not really but you have to carry on because you are at a workshop and I had nothing else to work with.
Whilst I love workshops for the teaching, camaraderie and, let's face it, having a day to indulge in your passion, I don't usually like what I come away from the workshop with. Does that happen to you? I enjoyed the day, I enjoyed the process of Gillian's teaching and I quite like the technique but do I like this piece? No, not really.
However, I decided to quilt and finish it. It was good practice for free hand guided quilting, some pears worked better than others for this! Now, what to do with it?!!!