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.
So there were a lot of demos. "Now I'll show you how to use a rotary cutter."
And now you try.
The quilt shop is perfect for classes with several cutting/ironing stations.
And now, they sew.
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.
There was homework. (for me, too!)
And then we pieced. And then we sandwiched. Some of us used pins, and some of us (me) used spray.
You can never use too many pins
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.
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.
And then we got down to business. There may have been some seam-ripping.
and also some seam-ripping. Elaine reinterpreted the design in black+white+red.
And THEN we had some big finishes.
FIRST QUILT EVER #1!
FIRST QUILT EVER #2!
FIRST QUILT (top) EVER #3!
I'm still feeling like a proud mama bear.