I have been participating for several years in a workshop at the Quilted Fox called East Quilts West. We use the book of the same name by Kumiko Sudo and each month make a block from the book. It has been a wonderful way to expand one's use of texture and color. It is not a construction technique class. One participant in the past glued the pieces to poster board each month! This particular block is Matsuri, or Folk Festival.
Charlie is turning in to be the only cat in the menagerie interested in sewing. Although he looks as though he is sleeping, he only blinked because of the flash.