Today I was at two of my quilt guild's fall workshops, making mitred placemats with Ursula Riegel and doing mosaic applique with Susan Teece. The power went out before we could start sewing, but fortunately went on in time for us to at least do some, and what a pleasure that was. Neither of the projects above are finished - the placemat that is shown back and front needs topstitching and there are 5 more to complete. I created the background for my elephant scene last night and the work in the class was tracing and outlining the image I brought onto my background, followed by snipping and positioning fused bits. I want the elephant to have an almost drawn look - and to be ephemeral as they are an endangered species. I plan to make it into a small quilt.