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!