I took a 6 hour workshop from Edyta Sitar through my guild, Genesee Star Quilters, a couple weeks ago and left that next morning to go on vacation with my family. It was a wonderful workshop and I would encourage anyone who has the chance to take one her classes to do so. She was a good speaker who made time for everyone and her directions were very thorough and clear. I made 4 of these plates during the workshop with the pattern and fabric provided by her. During the vacation, I decided to make a bigger quilt putting the plates on point and had to augment the fabric selection with a trip to a Norfolk Virginia quilt shop. (A fun vacation experience for me, but not so much for H.) Needless to say, though her fabric choices were both batiks and traditional prints, I have decided to go with batiks for my background and centers. They are actually quite different greens, but in this photo the colors are very close. Now I have 29 plates completed and basted to the background. Here they are lying on my bed as I decide how to do the sashing and border. Because the fabric in the plates is already folded and I did yo-yo centers, assembling the blocks will be easy. It's a nice evening to applique.
And P.S. I ate my first 2010 red cherry tomato from the deck this evening. YEAH!