I started taking a Quilting 101 class, at the quilt cupboard, where we will be putting together a quilt with 9 blocks, each using a different technique. We are using “make your first quilt” by M’liss Rae Hawley.
Our first class was spent learning about choosing fabric, how to properly cut fabric, using rulers and rotary cutters. I definitely learned some on how to better cut my fabric for my projects! Jill is a great teacher!
We then tackled the first block in the quilt : Triple Rail ! 🙂
We sewed our strips together, mine weren’t as even as they were supposed to be; I ripped my seams out a couple of times, and with Jill’s help, I finally got my strips at an even 3-1/2″! 🙂
My homework is to put the block together before the next class!
Oh, and that is Miss Dianna in the background, holding her strips!! She prefers to be called Dee, she is such a fun student to take this class with! 🙂 Darlene is also taking this class, but I have yet to snap some pictures of her! We all have a blast in class, Jill is a great teacher!
I will continue to post my progress on my quilting 101 class as I progress on my blocks.
Is anyone a fan of Eleanor Burns?
🙂 Jill makes references to Eleanor Burns , and now I’m hooked on her show “quilt in a day”[on pbs]. I am attending Road to California Quilters Conference and managed to register to attend Eleanor’s lecture! I am too excited to meet the woman who I watch every Saturday morning on tv!!! I hope to get this book autographed by her. 🙂
Have you met Eleanor burns, attended her lectures or even taken one of her classes?
I’d love to hear about it!
Toodles for now,
Diana, Annie, Jeanie and Ray<3