Boy was it hard getting back into the work and school mode after 2 weeks of Christmas holidays. I think we all took naps throughout the evenings before bed!
But it is now Saturday night and I think we are finally feeling back on track. So much so that I took out my embroidery block and am hoping to finish it off tonight. I also dug out two more UFOs and put them up on the design wall to introduce to you (and hopefully get some finishing mojo going on).
Here is some blocks from a quilt class I took about a year ago called Rolling Waves. I chose to use a couple of fabrics from the Butterfly Garden line (Moda). First, let me apologize for the wrinkles, I didn't bother pressing them before taking their photos...I might never have gotten to the photos if I stopped for that!
It looks easy doesn't it? Well, I think it could be, however, I'll be honest with you and let you know that I left the class not feeling particularly enthused about the quilt top and my experience so I never went back to it. Such a shame as it's gorgeous fabric. I love taking classes, I really enjoy the experience of tapping the brain of the instructor (who has an infinite amount more experience then me), of sitting amongst fellow quilters and being part of the experience. In this case though, there were problems with the pattern. Errors. And they weren't caught when the instructor was making up her display model as she admitted she didn't follow the pattern. Also, I'm used to an instructor working on the class with us, maybe I've been spoiled but have taken classes with instructors who have a few samples in various degrees of done in order to show us and sew along with us. Not so in this case, she worked on her own quilt top binding.
All in all, it left a bad taste in my mouth and I haven't taken another class with her, as much as I've liked the ones displayed.
So, I may finish it, or I may use what I have and create something else with it, I'm no sure. What do you think?
On to the next quilt I would like you to meet! This is a wonderfully simple disappearing 9 patch. These are the blocks from my first quilting bee. I picked a charm square pack and we used the 5 inch blocks to create our 9 patch. I have two more charm packs (Wildflowers by Moda) and want to use them to create more disappearing 9 patch blocks to finish off with a nice quilt size.
I really want to finish this one, it's got a timeless scrappiness to it and I can imagine snuggling with a book, watching the snow fall...it'll be perfect. Once it's done.
Have a great weekend!