Sunday, February 21, 2010

Another class done!

Today was the paper piecing class. It was a lot of fun. I was a little nervous in the beginning, but it went well and everyone left with at least one block of their project finished. I look forward to teaching the class again.
  I also made a couple of samples for the shop. This was made using a charm pack plus sashing and a border. The fabric is Verna by Kate Spain for Moda. Still not sunlight so the flash really washes out the colors which are very fun.

I also needed to make a bag, but I was suffering so much anxiety about geting the directional fabric correct that I ended up getting some fabric and making a practice bag. So I finished two bags. That means that I got a gift done for Christmas. The blue bag  is the sample.

The last project that I worked on was a pattern from Terri Atkinson called "just between friends". This is #1 from the fat quarters I cleaned out of my stash. Now I just need to get some quilting done.

That's it for me for now.
Have a great week.        Beth


  1. I love that little charm pack quilt!! I'm glad your class went well- you'll have to post some of your students work when its over :) Christine

  2. Those are lovely bags, and the "just between friends" quilt really pops. I'm glad your class went well. You must be building up some confidence now! -Joanne

  3. That's marvellous that the class went so well. The charm pack quilt is delightful and Verna is a lovely fabric range. Great bags too! Ann :-)

  4. Your bags are great. I've never made a bag but it looks like fun and would make a great Christmas gift! Glad your class went well. I use to be intimidated by being in front of a group, by after doing training for the Boy Scouts for seven years, I found out I like teaching and being up front. Doing it for a quilt class would really be lots of fun!


  5. You must be a great teacher if everyone left with a paper pieced block. That technique...whoever invented that must have been more anal than creative! But it does help out in a lot of situations, so I do take a whack at it every so often.

    The bags are really great, the shop sample I will imagine in brighter, springy colors (and it's even better that way!) and I love the quilt you used to reduce stash. Will it also be a gift?

  6. The bags are great. I hope my class goes as well as yours.

  7. Thanks for all the nice comments. I like teaching the classes so far.
    Katie: The stash buster quilt will probably be donated to Project Linus. Still have a huge basket of fabric to turn into quilts.

  8. Wish I could have been in your class too! I really would like to learn how to paper piece; I didn't like it the first time I tried, but I didn't have a good teacher, so I gave up! There's so many techniques I want to learn to do; I hope I live long enough for most of them! ---"Love"

  9. Hi Beth - just wanted to remind you to pop by the blog swap blog to confirm you are joining the swap! It should be fun! -Joanne