Sunday, August 21, 2011

Des Moines Here I come…

Is anyone else going to the AQS Quilt show in Des Moines or want to go, but can’t find a room?  I have a room at the Quality Inn, my plane ticket and am signed up for a few classes.  Unfortunately, the only rooms available were a master suite with a king sized bed and a living room…so sad.  I am taking my machine because why be around all that inspiration and not sew right?  Plus I have to practice what I learn in class.  I have taken a few sewing classes and I tend to be the slow sewer who never finishes the projects in class.  I do much better sewing at home with no distractions or the feeling of others watching and judging me…probably not happening, but it feels that way to me.  Anyway, if there are any quilters out there that would like to share a room drop me a line and we can discuss it.

I got an opportunity last week to teach a young lady how to sew and it was exciting.  We are making a baby blanket for her sister.  Once I got her going she was making HST faster than I could iron them and square them up.  We are making the quilt with the Broken Dishes pattern from the Broken Dishes Quilt Along at Ariane Quilts.  I think we are a little ahead at this point, but I only had her for a week so we had to get going on this.  Ariane just posted a wonderful tutorial for a Triangle in a Square block that she is going to use in the border, can’t wait to see what she does with it. We had a fun time picking out the fabrics.  The Mother-to-be’s favorite colors are black and white or zebra prints, not so babyish so we picked a gray for our background and two shades of each of 4 colors.  I am really liking the way it is turning out, though I think we are going to add a row to the side and the bottom.  We are going to make a narrow border out of black and a wider outer border out of a darker gray.  Hopefully the Mother-to-be will like our choices and now I have fulfilled a dream I have had of introducing a young lady to the world of sewing and quilting.  I must say she did a great job and was pretty proud of herself and we had fun in process!  Here is what we have done so far on the design wall…IMG_3365

Sharing my love for sewing…

sew rewarding!

 

Ferne

3 comments:

Ariane said...

I love the blocks!!! These are really fun and simple to make. I'm so glad to see your progress. Love it!!! I got my lap quilt top almost put together. I can't wait to share more with you.

Dresden Quilter said...

It is looking great. How wonderful of you to teach someone how to quilt.

Michele Pacey said...

You are progressing very nicely on the Broken Dishes quilt. Your colour choices are just lovely!