Class Sample Finished!

On Monday I told you I will be teaching a beginning quilting class and gave you a glimpse of the sample I was making to test the pattern we’ll be using. I am happy to tell you I have the sample finished!

Quilt Pattern - I Like it Like That

I chose to make a wall hanging size — it is 37″x37″ — instead of a larger quilt. I used fabric I had on hand except for a dark blue I needed for each block and for the binding.

Ruler Work - FMQ

Quilting was fun, but a little (okay, a lot!) time consuming. At first I thought I would do some sort of loops or swirls or curvy design to offset the ‘squareness’ of all the blocks. But then I saw my quilting rulers and decided straight line quilting would be more suited to this top. I also stitched in the ditch around the blocks.

I have decided I don’t like SITD. It takes a lot of time and it’s boring. But I also think it is necessary to help stabilize the blocks before quilting. So I just put on some music and got down to it. It probably took me longer than it should have because it’s hard to chair dance and sew. Just sayin.

Binding

I took a close-up picture of the binding so you could see the blue solid is actually a print. I like this fabric a lot, but it has a bit of stretch to it which made me a bit nervous. But it wasn’t really a problem.

I added a hanging sleeve – my first! – and I’m glad I went ahead and did that now. I know some people don’t like adding sleeves but I didn’t mind it. I did the handwork when I sewed the binding to the back so it was done in no time. I can’t prove it to you cause I forgot to get a picture, but trust me – it’s on there!

This quilt is currently on display in the shop. It will come home in a few weeks. 🙂

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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8 Responses to Class Sample Finished!

  1. Have fun with your first class! I love the quilting, but have similar feelings about SITD, ugh! If only there was another way… 🙂

  2. Your quilt looks great, good luck teaching your class!

  3. Ramona says:

    This quilt turned out very nicely. Your quilting is perfect. Beautiful. Good luck with your class!

  4. Jasmine says:

    This looks so good! Ruler work is slow, but looks amazing. Your quilting choices really emphasize your design.

  5. It looks great, Beth, and it sounds like you have so much fun quilting (dancing – yay!). 🙂 I hope you have a great experience with the class.

  6. fancyfootfarm says:

    Looks great Beth. The straight lines add a lot of interest to your negative space.

  7. Susan says:

    It looks great! I love the look of the binding and that there are no borders in the way of the design. What fun your students will have.

  8. Good luck on teaching your first class. Will it be the piecing only? Or will you also teach the sandwiching and quilting part? I think your quilting choice is great and straight lines are much more straightforward for beginners. They can use their domestic machine with the feed dogs engaged and get great results. You picked a great first pattern, simple, illustrates use of color, and not boring. Post the results of your students in your blog, please!

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