Saturday, February 12, 2011

Another Great Quilty Day!

Oh I had a wonderful day today!  I got to teach sweatshirt jackets this morning and I had a great group of women taking the class.  The jackets are all going to be so different and so lovely - I can't wait to see them in a few weeks.  I promise to take my camera and show some pictures next time.  I just love teaching this class because there is no set pattern for the class it is just the method.  And, teaching the method allows people to see that they can do any jacket that they want - the sky is the limit!  I like to teach classes that allow people room for creativity instead of just teaching a pattern.  I think that may be one of the reasons that I am so attracted to teaching Crazy Short Cut Quilts.  there is so much room for individual expression and creativity.

After my class I drove over to my Accuquilt dealer and grabbed the 2 dies I had ordered.  I ordered the 2" square die and the 5" square die.  I wasn't going to order these but after cutting down so many scraps using the rotary cutter I thought - why not - it is sew much easier!  I came home, marked the dies, and started cutting.  What a joy!  So much easier, faster and more accurate.  I love them and am so happy I got them!  I will be demoing the Accuquilt Go! at my next quilt guild meeting and I am looking forward to it - so many of the guild members had never even heard of the Go! before so I think that this will be a great demo for them all - and me!

1 comment:

susan said...

do you have any info on sweatshirt jackets, I think I would love to make one and then of course it will lead to making them for my grandchildren and then of course one for every holiday...isn't that what Nanny's do!