Friday, March 30, 2012

scenes

um. hi.  so much has happened, so I'll start at the beginning.quilt class. here are the highlights.

There were 7 students in the class, and for 5 of them this was their first. quilt. ever.
attentive students

So there were a lot of demos. "Now I'll show you how to use a rotary cutter."
demo

And now you try.
photo (4)

The quilt shop is perfect for classes with several cutting/ironing stations.
photo (5)

And now, they sew.
HSTs

Mary 2

There are 168 HSTs in this quilt that you have to keep in perfect order until they're all assembled. If you don't laugh, you'll cry. We laughed.
pressing

There was homework. (for me, too!)
colors

And then we pieced. And then we sandwiched. Some of us used pins, and some of us (me) used spray.
spray

You can never use too many pins
Brooke quilting

I quilted with an echo pattern. On the back, I used a circle print from Laurie Wisbrun's Modern Whimsy range. Don't you think these circles look just like those reinforcement stickers you use w your three-ring-binders? (More importantly, does anyone use binders now that we have Pinterest?) Anyway, I love this fabric.
quilting

The final class was reserved for binding. Bias-cut binding. Continuous bias-cut binding. New quilters. Fun times. We got silly. But not so silly that we didn't ooh and aah AGAIN over how perfect this Remix stripe is. Loves it, we do.
bias binding

And then we got down to business. There may have been some seam-ripping.
pinning

and also some seam-ripping. Elaine reinterpreted the design in black+white+red.
seam ripper

And THEN we had some big finishes.

FIRST QUILT EVER #1!
big finish from Amanda

FIRST QUILT EVER #2!
Elaine's big finish

FIRST QUILT (top) EVER #3!
big (top) finish from Mary

I'm still feeling like a proud mama bear.

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