This is the sample that I created in the Fun and Done Zip Strip Quilting Class tonight. What a fun way to make a quilt!
The Fun and Done series of quilts are ‘quilt as you go’ patterns where the backing, piecing and quilting are completed all in one step. There are numerous patterns out there now using this technique. This 4 square sample was completed in a 4 hour class. However, the fabric kit was pre-cut for us by the instructor. It would go much faster with a little more experience.
No, it is not traditional quilting, but it is a fun technique! A 2 X 3 square quilt would make a perfect size for a placemat.
Tomorrow is the final day of the Quilt class that I am taking with my Mom. I am a little bit behind schedule as we are supposed to have our quilt sandwich complete for class tomorrow — that isn’t happening, I am afraid. However, I do have the top completed!
The quilt is supposed to be 5X5, but I added an additional row so that it would not be square. In my post here the red and white fabric will be the back and the green/white/yellow/blue stripe will be the border. The fabric came from Connecting Threads.
So far, I am happy with my first quilt top!
I am taking an intro quilting class with my Mom. My sewing experience spans many years doing primarily garment sewing with some craft sewing and just a tad of home dec thrown in. Around 10 years ago, I purchased a combo sewing/embroidery machine and have had a lot of fun learning machine embroidery. Now, there are beautiful digitized quilting designs and designs that incorporate piecing and quilting in the hoop of the machine. Before I go crazy with something like that, I thought I should take a class and learn the basics.
I should mention…. this is not my first quilting class. I took a class a few years ago and nearly finished the quilt top. It was a super easy jewel quilt. I do want to finish it because I bought very nice, expensive batik fabrics for that quilt… anyway, on to the sampler.
We are using Alex Anderson’s Start Quilting book pictured here.
Yesterday was a fun day at the American Sewing Expo! I made a few purchases (I will need to add a photo later) and thoroughly enjoyed looking at all of the contest entries. The couture club entries were great as were the art quilts. It was quite inspiring which is a good thing considering I have 4 classes coming up in the next 10 weeks!
My mom and I are taking a 7-Block Quilt class at Sandy’s Maket-it-Sew in Livonia. The class starts soon and we were fearing the fabric we ordered for the class would not arrive in time to pre-wash and iron for the class. Our worries were for naught as the fabric arrived today!