So when The Powers That Be decided that a Chawne Kimber workshop was in order, I signed up immediately, without even checking to see what we were going to be learning! The idea of a whole day with this woman just made me purr. It turned out that we were going to learn mini quilts. Here's our teacher with some of the samples she brought to share with us.
The samples were passed around for us to scrutinize and fondle. We were dazzled. And as Chawne talked, we looked at the various things she had done and ideas began to form in our own heads.
This Ohio Star is one of the samples she shared. I photographed it with a Bic pencil to give an idea of the size of it.
Chawne urged us to be creative, but -- good teacher that she is -- she knew that some of us would want a planned project to work on and I was one of that group. Her project was squares-in-squares and she offered it in three sizes. The sample was in the largest size. I opted for the middle one. I made many of the components that day, but not all of them. Today I finished the little blocks and assembled my project. Chawne's design is called "Roberta." I have a very dear friend Roberta who I've always called "Reberta," so this little quilt -- now pinned and ready for hand quilting -- is called Reberta.
Reberta finishes at 8-1/2". Yup.