Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quilt Class

Eiron sewstrip stripquilt

I started a Quilting Class with one of my two best friends back in October. We're doing a mystery quilt for our first quilt ever. We're both the only 2 beginners in this class. At first it was very intimidating, but now, it's getting to be a lot of fun. We've gotten our clues for week 1 and week 2. I've done all my cutting for for both the weeks, and I've started sewing my strip sets together. After I finish the sewing, I have to do some cross cutting. I'm learning all these new terms, and I'm loving it. The class itself though, is a complete waste of time, and the teacher, tries to get you to go to the quilt shop she works at to buy her products/material, etc. I am only attending the classes to get the weekly clues for the quilt, to spend some time with my best friend, and some time for myself, away from the kids. The center where I am taking the course offers babysitting, so Quentin goes into the babysitting room while I'm in class. We're supposed to be doing a wall hanging in the class as well, but I think I want to focus on just one project at a time, rather than get myself overwhelmed with 2 projects. I took the class to learn how to make quilts - not wall hangings. There are really advanced techniques being used on the wall hanging, that are a bit too much for a beginner, I think. I'm really glad I finally started a class - I've been wanting to learn to quilt for years. It's one of the reasons I got a sewing machine in the first place - which was a gift for my 21st birthday from my parents. (I have a Kenmore, and it does the trick!)

6 comments:

Jules said...

what do you do in the classes if you are using your machine? do you have to do all your sewing at home?

Get acquainted with your Kenmore - that's what I'm using. It was my grandmothers and I'm pretty sure she bought it in the 60's/early 70s. They last a Loooooooong time!

Zonda said...

Good for you learning how to quilt. :) Watch out for the fabric stash now ;) Look forward to seeing what your Mystery quilt turns out to be. Those can be a lot of fun!

Sandra said...

A friend and I are working toarrange taking a pottery class together for the same reasons - it's fun, and we want to spend time together. BUt we both have busy kids, so trying to find one that works is hard!
Enjoy the quilting - it's a lot of fun, but trust me, it can become quite addictive!

sapphireblue said...

I have a Kenmore that's probably 15 years old. Still works great. I can't wait to see what your quilt looks like.

g-girl said...

wow, that sounds like fun. i'm sure it was intimidating at first but awesome that you're getting the hang of things and are getting to spend time with your best friend and have some time away from the kids to boot. :)

Dawn said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see what you make!