Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Quilt class

It’s been a few years since I took a quilt class.  I was in the LQS a few weeks ago and they had a lovely purple French Braid quilt on the wall as a sample for the quilt class.  I don’t know what got into me that day, but I immediately signed up for the class and bought this book.

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In reading the book, it looks pretty easy, and I probably could have done this without the class.  BUT. . .sometimes I need the structure and deadlines that classes bring to motivate me to stay on task to finish the quilt.  Plus, it’s kind of fun to take a class with other quilters.  We have one quilter in the class who has already made this quilt 8 times.  The teacher asked him if he wanted to teach the class! (he said no)

I decided that I was going to make this with as much fabric as I can from my stash.  So, I spent one evening pulling out this and that fabric from my stash.  I realized that my stash consists of mostly batiks!  And although this quilt seems to be perfect for batiks, I didn’t want to make another batik quilt.  Instead, I decided to use the floral fabrics I bought a few months ago when I went on the Shipshewana shop hop.  That’s my quilter’s ADD kicking in. . . buying fabric for one project and using for something totally different.  This is the fabric I decided to use.

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Of course, when I went to the “pre-class” to select the fabrics, I still had to buy a few more yards to get the run of 10 fabrics I needed for the braid. I have a feeling that I’m not done buying fabrics to “finish” this quilt.

Rather than rush home after work to get to the class, I decided to take the day off to get all of my supplies and fabric ready to go.  I’m excited to start this new quilt.  Guess I better get going.  Don’t want to be late for class.

11 comments:

  1. I looked at those same fabrics at Yoders today. I wanted fat quarters of them for a pink/green log cabin wall-hanging pattern that I bought there. We're going up north on Fri. so I will see if the Charlevois quilt shop has those fabrics in fat quarters. I couldn't wait to have them cut. I've seen that quilt done up, and it's really beautiful! It should be great in those colors.

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  2. Ooh! What a pretty range of colors for a quilt!
    Like you said, taking a class has more advantages than just learning how to make the quilt.

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  3. That's gonna be beautiful!! Love the fabrics....so far!lol

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  4. Love the colours for your quilt, it is going to look beautiful.
    Patricia

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  5. I love classes. The comeraderie of sitting around with other quilters and doing what we like best. And, I'm also cutting scraps for a french braid. Funny. I bet we're not the only two working on one, either. But, mine is a long way off. Lane

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  6. I have made 2 quilts from that book. I love them. I made one in blues and then a bigger one in greens. She has another book out too and I have not made any from that one yet. Can't wait to see yours. Your colors are wonderful.

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  7. What a beautiful quilt - I'm looking forward to your progress!

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  8. Your fabric selection is beautiful for the French Braid. I like taking classes, too, even if it's something I think I can do on my own. There's always tips that the instructor has up her sleeve and I like the fellowship with the other students. It's also so much fun to see the different fabric selections everybody has!

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  9. Blog Excellent continued progress and success in the

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  10. Love the fabric you chose, that is going to be one beautiful quilt...

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  11. I love the fabrics/colors you chose for this quilt.... it's going to be very pretty.

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