Monday, October 19, 2009

Class and Sadness

I'm back in teaching mode. :o)

Last Friday I taught another Cathedral Window class. This time around there were 3 students: Cindy, Ann, and Linda. They did a wonderful job with their class projects. We worked on making a pillow top and a pincushion.

The first photo is Cindy who just started quilting about 2 months ago. She said that she's been sewing all her life starting with making Barbie doll clothes, and her first quilt was a king sized quilt. Awesome! The second photo is Ann who is a seasoned quilter. I love the colors in the Layer Cake collection that she used.

This is Linda; she the last one to pack up for the day but did got her pillow top done. Both Linda and Cindy used soft pastel colors Layer Cake. Their projects turned out very pretty.

On a sad note....

Last week, my BIL, hubby's brother, was hospitalized because he's been really sick. After many tests all week, it is determined that his illness is terminal. Everyone is devasted! Please said a prayer for us as my family heading down this difficult time. Thank you.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lucky Stars

My LQS asked me to teach a beginner quilting class last Thursday. As it turn out, I didn't have to teach it because there weren't enough people sign up for the Thursday class as most of the students wanted to take the Saturday class.

When I teach, I like to prepare some of the steps ahead of time to show the students.... fabrics cut, partial block assembled, a couple of full blocks done. And since someone else is teaching the Sat. class, I decided to pull more fabrics, cut, sew more blocks, then a quilt top. Afterall, it's time for a new couch quilt.

The pattern is called Lucky Stars by Atkins Design ?? (.. will have to check the pattern again ). The blocks do come together quickly once the star points are made.

Here are the 20 blocks layout...
I got the blocks done over the weekend and have done putting the top together a couple of days ago (.. will get a pic of the top soon). Next up, quilting....


Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Finish!.... + ....

My first finish for October!!
It's a baby quilt that I've been working on here and there for the last two weeks. This quilt is for a my sister's friend who just had a baby girl recently. This so-said friend whom I like very much is happened to be the same person who introduced the Dachshund breed to us... so I guess you can said that we are "kindred spirits".

The pattern, Merry-Go-Round, came from McCall's Quilting magazine. It called for two Jelly Rolls to make a good-sized lap quilt or is it a twin-sized?... anyway, I used only one jelly roll.

Yep, one jelly roll makes a perfect-sized Merry-Go-Round baby quilt. The fabric collection is called Gypsy Rose by Joanna Figueroa of Moda.

If you are wondering what the plus sign in the title for....

I am now on Facebook ------------------->

Actually, I've been on FB since August and have been on there a lot more lately.... that may explained my absents here. *lol* However, you may see me more here in blogland as I am working on managing and scheduling my times differently. And I must apologized if I have not visit any of my bloggy friends lately... that will change as I am working on that too. Ahh... so many things to do, so little time.

Talk to you later.