All The Steps, In The Right Order

I am an Iron Maiden.


My badge of honor

My badge of honor


Laura Wasilowski came to Amador Valley Quilters, and I took her workshop. Yes, I’ve been fusing forever, but learning from the Dean of Corrections at the Chicago School of Fusing was worth it on so many levels.


First, I learned about myself. I’m lazy, and I don’t always follow directions. In Laura’s class, I had to follow all the steps, in the proper order. It shouldn’t be a surprise to discover that one gets better results when one follows directions, but there it is.


Cut-outs waiting for a project

Cut-outs waiting for a project


Second, I learned that I can restrain myself if I listen to my project.


The leaf will tell me what to do - someday

The leaf will tell me what to do – someday


The doodles I made for the class project had many, many curlycues and embellishments. When I cut things out and started assembling the leaf, I heard a faint whisper from the fabric. “Step away from the block now. I will tell you in my own good time what I want you to do next.”


Third, I learned that when you properly learn a technique, ideas present themselves. I’ve been agonizing over two small gifts I wanted to make. As soon as the class was over, I knew exactly what to do.


Gift one

Gift one


Gift one - detail

Gift one – detail


Gift two

Gift two


I can’t wait to find out what I’m going to learn tomorrow.



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One Response to “All The Steps, In The Right Order”

  1. jkroyce Says:

    Words of wisdom for writers as well. Thanks.

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