It was a busy weekend getting ready for the first meeting of Stitch Therapy on Monday at Colorz for Quilts.
We will be focusing on The Wish Quilt for the next nine months and I think it will be a lot of fun.
Our first lesson will be on fabric tinting using crayons and colored pencils. I'm excited to see everyone that signed up--we added an afternoon class because so many were interested. A lot of people that signed up said they wanted to make one exactly like mine, but I will be encouraging everyone to make the quilt their own. That's what makes the group so fun--seeing how each person puts their own spin on a pattern!
|Since I dislike the satin stitch so much, I used tinting in those areas|
on the quilt.
(I think he is softening me up for a larger flat screen TV.)
|This baby is super fast!!|
The machine is pretty easy to learn to use since it's mostly mechanical--no computer stuff to figure out. I did have a lot of trouble with the needle threader though, but guess what--there's a YouTube video demo! Yay YouTube!!
I was trying to do it backwards--duh!
Because I was packing for retreat, I didn't have time to get my Grandmother's Choice block sewn up last Sunday so I had two blocks to work on today.
|Block 20 Memory Wreath|
|Block 21 Parasol|