Thursday, February 3, 2011

First Quilting Class

Last week was my first quilting class. I think I'm going to enjoy it! It was a little long, especially the introduction and reviewing what supplies we needed to get. But over all we learned a lot of good techniques and I got to meet a lot of new ladies that I didn't know before. I thought most of the class would be older women, but there were about 6 ladies around my age and one of the young women. It was nice to get to know them better.

We were taught how to make two squares this week, the 9 patch and the four patch, and our homework was to create one of each. I finished mine last night, and they turned out ok, but the four patch is not as strait as I would have liked. Also, they were both supposed to be 6 1/2 inches square, but each is about an eighth of an inch off. I guess I sewed my seams a little to large and it effected everything all around.

We're having 6 total classes, and we'll learn two different patterns each week. I'm hoping after these six classes I'll have a good grip on how to quilt. My mom signs up for a class once a month, and I'd like to take it with her once I've got the basics down. That class is something like $35 and if you go to all the classes and make your one square a month, then you get all the material free. So hopefully I'll be skilled enough by then to take the class.


  1. I think that the church class is a great start. My favorite colors are blue and green. ;)

  2. Blues and greens are my fave too, although I'm not loving the combo of the blue and green in the above square. I'm thinking of taking it apart, but we'll see when they're all done