Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm Still Here

I'm still here! I feel like I keep saying that lately. Lots going on and then there's that pesky work thing that takes up most of my day...

The fall session of the quilting class that I teach began last night and I have a pretty good size crowd this time around. The pillow that I was working on in my last post (last month) came together very quickly and is one of the projects that I am presenting in class. Everyone seems pretty excited about it, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Now I just need to make a matching one for Lance to keep the peace! I draw the line at making one for Bear, our cat. He claims everything as his own anyway, so he's got plenty.

Next I made a twisted pinwheel quilt that was really fun and surprisingly easy to put together. These have become really popular lately, but the concept has actually been around for years. My mom pulled out a pattern from the early 90's that used the same technique! It just goes to show that there's rarely (if ever) anything truely new in the quilt world! And best of all, the entire quilt top was made from stash fabric, as was the pillow!!

The third project is the same one that I taught at a local quilt shop in the Summer. This one is so fast it can be put together in a day. One student is on her second top and we only just had the first class! To be fair, I gave pre-cutting instructions at the end of the last session, and she figured out the rest on her own. No stash used on this one - I splurged and bought everything I needed. I don't have a lot of batiks in my stash and I felt that they would look really good in this design.

Now I need to calculate all of the stash I used so I can add it to my (non) weekly report. I've been lax on that so I need to put a little work in on that. Next up, two charity quilts, one Christmas gift and a lovely quilt show this weekend.

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