I will give you just a little peak as it really wouldn't be right to have the big display until the children have received them; so here they are...
|A quilt for each grandchild|
This has been a labour of love and I have enjoyed every minute of making them and I'm sure they will be enjoyed by each one - 3 boys and 2 girls. Guesses which are boys and which are girls!!
My teaching schedule began in about April of this year kicking off with the very basics ie straightening of fabric and rotary cutting and making very basic Disappearing 9 patch table toppers. Paper piecing was a fun class and the ladies who completed their projects were really thrilled with how they turned out. In another class I had to give one of the ladies a lesson on how to use her sewing machine first, so there is always a surprise starting a new class!
Fee motion quilting is my absolute passion as I have mentioned in earlier posts back in 2012 and these are the classes I most enjoy teaching. It is so exciting to see someone who has never attempted fmq before becoming quite comfortable with moving her quilt sandwich around under the needle by the completion of the lesson. But of course the bottom line being practice, practice, practice and more practice!
Well it's the first week in September and the children's quilts are done which gives me a bit of breathing space before starting on my next project. Hmm I wonder what it will be as I have so many ideas and so many things on my bucket list that I can't wait to make. But first I need to make a postcard, in fact two, for our fabric postcard swap group and also a birthday block, another group to which I belong. See here for my tutorial on how to make a fabric postcard.
Thank you for stopping by and I will really try to post more regularly now.
As usual, happy quilting,