February 3, 2007

Quilting University


A friend at work talked me into signing up for "Quilt University" at my local quilt shop. There are four classes, Quilting 101, through 104. Quilting 101 was getting to know your machine including how to take it apart and clean it and was worth the price of all four classes together. Quilting 102 was how to use your rotary cutter and rulers and cut straight - something I needed very much. Quilting 103 was starting to put together the medallion design that you see here. I have to say I'm really impressed with myself even though I did mix up two of my fabrics which resulted in a design not exactly as I planned - par for the course for me when quilting! I had Donna at Kathie's Quilt Shoppe pick the fabrics for me. Quilting 104 will be next Sunday and I will sew on the border you see (it's just laid on for effect) and do the binding. While I don't know that I'll ever be a true quilter, these classes have greatly improved my confidence and skills. I plan to donate the final product to our United Way campaign raffle in October.

6 comments:

Barbara said...

WOW! I'm totally impressed, Patti!!

Joanie said...

Wow, that's wicked! Fantastic job on your quilt block.
Thanks for the comment about Fraggs, it meant a lot to me. I miss my woobie...
Have you any cross stitch to show us?

Carol said...

Two posts in one week from Patti? Very cool! I hope you have a blast at the quilting university!

lobstah said...

That's a neat quilt square! I really need a class in cleaning/maintaining a sewing machine. If you get it done commercially it is sooo expensive!

bunnyhead said...

Beautiful block! Quilting University sounds like fun :)

Michelle said...

Great block! It sounds like those quilting classes are fabulous - especially the first one!