Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quilting 202 - And then there was one!

A new Serene Shores Quilting 202 class started this week.  We will meet 3 more times.  And, I have just one student!  Bless her heart - there is no one to share me with - she has to put up with only me!!!  Well, if anyone can handle it - Diane can!!!
 It looks like we have made a mess out of her fabric but we 'fussy cut' trucks and planes out to be highlighted in the middle of some of her blocks.  This is going to be the Serene Shores pattern, but she is using novelty fabrics for her grandson.  I am so excited about this quilt.  It is going to take on a life of it's own as it comes together.  With Diane being the only one in class, we just might get this puppy done in time for Christmas - THIS YEAR!!!
In today's class, we got most of the fabric get out, bagged and labeled.  We were lucky enough to meet before class and get all the big placement decisions made and fabric selections made.  She washed, starched and pressed all her fabric before class.  We did a lot of work today, too.  She is a natural with the rotary cutter - only made me nervous twice!  That's a record!

Cut the navy print fabric into 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares.
Play with the color layouts to see if maybe we can use red for the inner border.
Get ready to sew!  We will hit the ground running next week and see how many of these blocks we can get done.

Remember, quilting is just cutting, pressing and sewing.  You will learn a smorgasbord of techniques but they will all fall in one of these topics.