|a quad section|
|the center squares - minky, ahhh!|
So, I signed up for a beginning quilting class with Louise the the month of April. The class is four Monday nights in a row. And at the end of the class (end of April!!), I'll have a finished quilt. Oh, and I roped a friend into taking this class with me - bonus!
|another favorite quad combo|
The Fabric: Robert Kaufman's Daisies & Dots (LOVE.IT) from a jelly roll. I'm making my center squares from an aqua minky. The border and binding are up in the air right now, but I have some ideas in mind. The quilt backing will also be aqua minky.
The class started Monday night, and despite my machine's best efforts to derail me with its bobbin issues, I am making serious progress. Our "homework" this week is to complete the 20 blocks for the front of the quilt. That means: cutting all the pieces, sewing them together and constructing blocks! Yikes! I was freaking out a touch after the first class ... but some work each night has kept me on track. (That, and the gold at the end of the rainbow: a finished quilt in the near future.)
|all my pairs in a row ... ready to be used up!|
- excuse to buy fabric
- systematic nature of the process. You have a plan and it's clear ... you cut, you sew, you press. Repeat, over and over
- all the neat & tidy pieces
- and of course, the scrappy remnants!
|all the quads cut & ready|
One interesting thing I learned this week: steaming fabric can distort it! So, when quilting you should NOT use the steam in your iron! I had no idea .. .
...and that for the near year I've had my sewing machine, I've been loading the bobbin backwards (despite the pictoral diagram on the machine). Oops.