04 April 2012

As Promised

The quilt, it is finished.





And the back:




I am thrilled with how well it turned out, and anxious to try making another one.  If you have a chance to take the Beginning Quilting Class at Spool, and the teacher is Ashley, SIGN YOURSELF UP!  She is not intent on making you create a perfect quilt to her specifications - rather, she wants you to choose the fabrics that you like, and pay attention to the instructions and her demonstrations.  Every single time someone (including me) would be upset or freak out because they made a mistake, or it "didn't look right," she would say, "This is quilting.  You are supposed to enjoy yourself, and it will be fine.  Trust me."  Every single person in our class (six in all) had a beautiful quilt at the end, and wanted to try it all again. I've taken plenty of crafty learning classes, and there are usually always a couple of people that you just know will never, ever try to do the thing again.

I have some other knitting and sewing projects that I want to finish up first, but it won't be long until another quilt is in the works here ...

6 comments:

Sue V said...

Pretty!

andrea said...

gorgeous!!!

Marie said...

What wonderful colors! And the design is great, too. I always loved driving up in the Great Smoky Mountains and seeing all the handmade quilts for sale, hanging on a clothesline in the front yards of old houses. They were always so lovely. Yours would fit right in.

KSD said...

Love it when the back is just as pretty as the front! Congratulations.

Marji said...

That is wonderful and I hope the lady who made rude remarks had to eat her words.

Carrie#K said...

Cute!!