I just finished teaching a lovely group of eight ladies how to quilt. Over the course of five sessions, we cut, stitched and pressed fabric; followed by borders, basting, quilting and binding! At the last class, I took a picture of each student and their quilt. We now have new quilting friends:
We’re missing Celeste, but she had machine issues so she had to transfer to a different class. It’s so much fun introducing the art of quilting to new people. It is one of my favorite “jobs”! I use the book, Start Quilting with Alex Anderson for my class. The quilt we make is called The Double Nine-patch. It’s a great size to start with and I love 9-patch blocks!
I’ve been busy teaching classes, and I’ve been busy creating other things at home. I made two cards recently. Another favorite hobby of mine!
The first card accompanied the package that I sent to my Skinny Pincushion swap partner. This swap was organized by Amy at Amy Made That! and it was so much fun! I was given a picture (from my swap partner via Amy) for color inspiration.
I stuffed mine with crushed walnut shells and I added a little ric rak for pizazz. And I couldn’t make just one; so there are two. One for my swap partner and one for someone else who has been very thoughtful to me:
I included some other goodies in my package. I made this Quilter’s Notebook to keep all of those quilting ideas in one place. I fused Heat ‘n Bond to the back of the left-over pincushion fabric and cut out the letters using my Cuttlebug Embosser and Die Cutter. I pressed them onto the cover of the notebook and then applied Mod Podge to secure it all. I also added some stitching detail with a fine Sharpie marker and the ric rak, again, was a must:
I love the inside of this notebook because it has lined paper as well as graph paper, plus a little pocket to hold scraps of paper or fabric. (The scissors were handy to show where the pocket was located):