Friday, June 14, 2013

Very quilty day and Bluffs Quiltfest reminder



 I taught a double header yesterday at Cut Up and Quilt. I taught the Which Way is Up? quilt class during the day. That quilt features lots of flying geese flying in many directions. The students learned an easier way to make the geese as well as some tips on being more creative with their block placements as they put it together.

This student's idea was to have her geese flying over her collection of leafy prints. I can't wait to see these finished.
 In the evening I taught the second session of the Modern Cathedral Windows class. I posted about the first session and Anne's finished pillow here. Phyllis came to class with two finished pillows, she just couldn't stop making them! We loved how just adding the white to the oval sections  changed the look of the pillow so much.
 Keri finished her top in class last night and has plans to make a table topper with hers.
 Betty wants to make hers into a wallhanging. We had lots of discussions about the many things you could make with this block.
Barb did most of the construction by machine, but then hand stitched the curves down. She used 30s prints so it had an antique look.
 We gave Janice lots of help in figuring out the arrangement of her blocks. She is going to make a table topper out of hers too.
 Deb is having a hard time choosingwhich of her cute prints to use!
 Sandy missed class last week, so came early to make up for it. She is making a pillow to match a quilt she made for her mom 11 years ago. She still had the scraps left from making the quilt.
All in all it was a great day spent with many nice quilters, not to mention getting some chatting in with the shop owners and others I knew who were there to shop. Everyone is always interested in what is going on in the classroom. I also had a few people drop off their quilts for the Bluffs Quiltfest tomorrow. We are setting up later today, so I have all my quilts ready to go. I hope to take lots of pix during set up and the show tomorrow. If you live in the area, please stop by Community Hall tomorrow for this fun, free event! You can also read the newspaper article here.

6 comments:

Fiesta said...

Your students are great learned Jean. The cathedrals are amazing

ga447 said...

The cathedrals are wonderful.

Marie said...

Lots of talent, and great imaginations - beautiful work by everyone..

Karen said...

Makes me what to spend a week making pillows! Great color choices and fun fabrics!

Kerstin said...

I love thoes cathedrals windows. I sure would have taken that class.
the black and white one is real stunning but all the rest looks awesome also.

Angie Kritenbrink said...

Look who is not only quilting with circles now, but teaching others!