|Spring Basket Sample by Karen L. Miller ~ Redbird Quilt Co.|
|New Quilters on the Block - Working Hard|
The New Quilters on the Block wanted to learn the basics of wool applique -- knowing that we wouldn't finish any pieces in the 4 hours we spent together. We reviewed wool preparation, floss basics, Needles: threading - knotting - burying - finishing; Stitches: blanket, couch, overhand, french knot, and so on... They did a fantastic job on their quilts -- and Joan came sharing her own overdyed wools with the entire group of 11 ladies (and one lucky instructor)! We had a fun time!
|New Quilters On the Block -- Almost quitting time...|
Besides the people, personalities, and comradely -- here are some moments that make this sew much fun....
1. The "Light Bulb" moment - You're looking in a persons eye -- they're watching the lesson, and listening to what you share, and they sit down and take fabric, needle and thread in hand and "click" -- it works!! They get it! WOW - now that is fun!
2. "Individuality & Creativity" -- this is really, really fun for me. The class comes in with their wools and backgrounds and nobody is exactly sure where they're going. After 3-6 hours it all starts coming together and everyone is drooling over everyone else's projects. Oh my that is fun!
Here are some Work in Progress images from Session 2 at Quilters Corner:
My apologies to Ruth -- somehow I managed to get out the door without taking a picture of her quilt -- I promise I'll share in another post.
This is Barbara's Spring Basket - she is stitching it onto black wool -- so soft and plush. Don't you just LOVE that basket and how she cut it on point... the piece is coming together beautifully - I love how she used different color berries for her hyacinth.
|Mary Ann's Work in Progress|
Here is "the other" Cathy's Spring Basket -- she nearly finished it in our 2nd 3 hour session. The background is cotton fabric but it comes off plush and full -- and almost looking like green grass. Cathy went with brights and WOW -- what a fantastic finish. Congratulations Cathy!
|The other Cathy's Spring Basket -- All done except for the quilting|
Penn Yan Sewing Machines on Tuesday, August 19th from 9am to 3pm. You can reach the shop by calling 607-243-7879.
I'll be updating my Facebook Events Page with a complete lineup of classes this week.
If you're not local, a PDF version of Spring Basket is available for immediate purchase and download at my Crafty Pattern Store.
Thanks for stopping by today and sharing in my excitement!!