Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cody Mazuran's Visit

What a great treat it was to have Cody Mazuran come and teach her A FINE FINISH 2 course to us. Thanks to KayeDawn for arranging her visit and for such a fun fun day. It was such a nice day, we sewed, we chatted, and we ate wonderful soups, salads, and desserts.

We learned how to prepare and cut bias strips for binding and we were busy all day learning and sewing.

Thanks so much to Deonn for arranging such a delicious and BEAUTIFUL lunch for us, and thank you to everyone that contributed to the wonderful foods table.

Next are a few projects we worked on and learned, all in various stages of completion. We were able to complete these little samples to take home with us as examples of the various methods we learned. Cody taught us many great techniques to finish a quilt with, including Cottage Quilt Binding, which is shown above with Kazuko and below with Suzanne. This kind of binding has 2 piped edges with a pretty bias strip between them. It gives such a charming and very finished look to a quilt.

Cody taught us how to make the pretty little loops for Lacy Loops and also how to make Yo Yos. She also had a great trunk show for us with examples of her A FINE FINISH techniques!

Cody's trunk show included many of her quilts that she has written patterns for and has them for sale. Seeing some of the techniques she taught us and talked about was a little treat for us. Seeing her FINE FINISH in action was inspiring!

Cody's business name is BUTTERCUP QUILTS and you can find her website at Check her website for patterns and also for her great reference book, A Fine Finish.

This quilt shows how yo yos can be worked into a sculpted edge binding - WOW!

This quilt shows the simple piped edge we learned in class and also made a sample of to take home with us.

This example is for a piped and sculpted French bias binding. We didn't get to this one during class, but we learned the piping technique and also the French bias technique. What a super day we had together, thanks ladies!

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