Monday, October 23, 2006

Quilting Endeavors Continue

My third beginning quilting class is this Friday (10/27). Yes, I have had SIX weeks to get this second block done. And, yes, I waited until the last minute!! But, I mean, SIX weeks in between classes? It would be hard for the most industrious of students to maintain momentum in that situation. Wouldn't it?

So, here are the pieces all cut & positioned for my "shoo-fly" block:


Here they are all sewn together:


I think there's been a bit of improvement. This time, my square *almost* fits perfectly in the graph paper template thing.

Just take a look at the corners on this puppy (below). LOOK at those corners. And, with TRIANGLES no less. I'm pretty happy - the corners match up much better than the first block. I think that I put to good use the iron+sizing spray=genius fudging techniques the teacher showed us in class.


I am now ready to show up on Friday - quilt block in hand. Two blocks down, four more to go. I guess that means one per week. No more of that "6 weeks between classes" business. Time to put one stitch in front of the other & not to look too far ahead. Far ahead, like, at the huuuuge pile of quilt pieces sent by family and friends. The one that stares right back at me with its non-matching, infinitely patterned...I-have-no-idea-what-you're-thinking sneer.

Eyes averted.

15 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, it's pretty. I wish I could sew. I am so not a sewer. I mean seamstress. Scrapbooker, yes. Seamstress, not so much. That looks great!

Connie said...

Woman, you have me re-thinking this quilting gig. I'm thinking it may be a bit more challenging than I am willing to admit.

Your work is lovely...but I didn't seriously consider patterns, corners and straight lines, oh my!

Irena said...

First, I have never considered sewing anything (except for buttons that popped out of my pants). BUT even if I did consider sewing a quilt-- here is where you and I differ big time. I wouldn't care less about pattern. I'd just sew all the quilt squares together somehow and beam with pride!

Lisa~~ said...

I'm impressed, great work. I took a quilting class and the day it ended is that day I put it all in the closet...just not my thing!! Good luck with your next four blocks.

Laura said...

wow, it looks great!
Laura

Joannah said...

I think that looks really good! I love the fabrics you're using.

Jonni said...

Wendy,

How beautiful! I wish I could sew!

Jen said...

You continue to amaze me with your talent! What a beautiful quilt you'll have for your beautiful daughter. I look forward to seeing the final product. Keep up the inspiring work!

steph said...

Progress is progress and I think it looks great! Can't wait to see it all coming together......

Stephanie said...

I just LOVE the fabric! Great job!

atomic mama said...

Wow. Wowza.

SBird said...

I love the retro look of your fabrics!

Tamara said...

I'm impressed! Very pretty pattern and fabric as well.

Anonymous said...

Love the squares. I wanted to learn when I was doing Shayna's quilt, but I never did.

Oh, Shayna came with no teeth. She has two on top and now four on the bottom. It just sucks! A glass of wine for me tonight, and maybe a taste for her....

I need your email address sweetie.

Kathy and Joel said...

Oh, dear! I'm worried about all that is involved. Please tell me it is't as daunting as it seems.