Last night we held our very first quilting/sewing/piecing class at our shop. It was sooooo much fun...... lots of laughs and "poking at's". My sister Jerri Lynn is the one wearing the pink sweater on the left.......... she was the teacher. She began each student by teaching them how to use the rotary cutter, how to cut and sub-cut and then sent them on their way cutting out their blocks.
I was amazed at how many different color choices we all had. Michela in the picture above is my nephews wife and she picked out purple and orange. Yup, that's right ....... purple and orange. It is the prettiest combination......... you'd be surprised!
She and Kimmi chose the quilt called "Becky's Blocks". Really cute....... reminds me of Turning Twenty or Yellow Brick Road.
Check out the speed and accuracy that Kimmi conquered with the rotary cutter! Don't forget to close that blade...... MEOW, BLINK, BLINK! (At the classes Jerri goes to.... if the instructor finds you not closing your rotary blade, she blows a whistle and you get in trouble. Well, we forgot a whistle so I used the cat. Whever I heard of someone forgetting....... the cat got shoved near them and it would meow and blink. I'll take a picture of it soon. Shoot, I guess we should name it........ any suggestions?)
These are Kimmi's very first blocks ever! We were so proud......... in fact, this was the very first time she's ever used her sewing machine. Debi unpacked it and I showed her how to thread it. So funny watching a newbie at the machine........ she was so nervous about pushing the pedal....... she said she was afraid that she'd got Nascar fast!
This is Joyce..... so sweet. She chose a totally different quilt and used the Sock Monkey designs for it! TOO CUTE! Here is a shot of her squares:
What'd I tell ya? Loved it!
Our Mom sat in the background "quietly" working on some yo-yo's for an upcoming class...... wink, wink, nudge, nudge. I've made many a yo yo, but have never done a thing with them. Wouldn't a yo yo class be fun to take? So much easier than one would imagine.
See the smiles? We were very pleased with our first
victims students/friends and look forward to the times ahead.
Our next class........... the bag. This one was made from vintage pillowcases that I've used for a diaper bag for forever. It's a Simplicity pattern........ I think 4668. Hard to find now that I think they aren't printing them any longer. Check on Ebay if you are wanting to make one for yourself........ our stop by Plumtickled Fabrics and sign up!
Have a great day ya'll. Tomorrow I'll be back with something quite controversial! Ooohhh....... the looks I'm gonna get!