Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My First Class!

So I technically taught my first class this weekend. Yes it was to my roommate and my best friend but I had two participants and I had them both create a simple table runner complete with quilting (one did hand quilting, the other machine after seeing how long it took the other one) and then hand sewn binding.. I am pretty proud of them.

Number 1: My best friend has had this material for over a year, had it cut out for more than 9 months, and finally decided it was time to sit down and do it.

Number 2: I dragged my roommate with me to an out of town quilt shop that I had scored a groupon deal for (I got two and made her "use" one), where she got 5 FQ's and she finally sat down and made something with them!!

Number 3: I finally got my mother's brother embroidery machine to work, the foot attachment thing was screwed up and I found another one that would work and now she's good as new..except I can't find the embroidery arm. It's okay it's about a 10 year old machine and the software was only for windows 2000 and I have a mac and my mom's computer had crashed so the embroidery part was worthless anyway.

Here are some pictures of the progress, I've yet to get finished ones, my best friend (blue) is almost there, my roommate (red/yellow) is almost finished with the top.

Both sewing away


Best friend working on her top


Roommate working on her top


The dogs helping us sew


Roommate with one of her blocks


Best friend hand quilting


She has a way to go...


Best friend with hers almost done!


I'm glad my best friend tried doing hand quilting because she is getting married in March and the quilt I'm making her is queen sized and very densely hand quilted. She now realizes all the time, patience, love, sweat, tears, that goes into hand quilting and she will appreciate it so much more!

Hopefully one day I will teach a real class...oh some day.

2 comments:

  1. Great Job spreading the love and congrats on teaching your first class! I bet you did a fantastic job and it looks like everyone had a great time. I have a friend who wants to learn how to sew and we are going to get together after the holidays and i'm going to attempt to show her how to get started :) Have a Merry Christmas!!

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  2. Ooooh, what a fun first class to teach! And gratz on teaching it! Your friends are adorable -- they look so happy with their runners. :)

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