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.
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.
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.