Friday, February 3, 2012
OK, I'm back and ready to start writing some more blogs. I still have to take a picture of my first quilt of the year and show all of you, then I will talk about what I've learned from it. I had one class in Jan. for my mystery quilt of the month paper pieced quilt (in the future it will be BOM class). I was pleasantly surprised to see a couple teachers that I knew in my class. The first class was practice for the paper piecing and included a heart square. I have yet to finish it but I will before the next class. I was a little too busy with other things since then but I now have a ton of homework to do. We were assigned the first group of colors to buy and cut in the required size pieces for our first block. I thought I already had this one but after getting the list of amounts for each color, I realized I needed to do more shopping. So on the way back from Mechanicsburg I stopped at my favorite LQS' in Belleville. Boy did I find the material and they are so nice and helpful there. So I think I'm all set as far as fabric - now to the cutting. I'm assuming that each month I will have a fair amount of homework to do so my idea that I would spend just 2 hrs. of class time was a little silly on my part. I do have some other projects to work on such as my idea for a memory quilt. Just like I knitted an afghan using leftovers from previous projects, I'd like to make stars with scraps of material from the quilts or project I make. Looking back at all of these is really fun for me - can't wait to start!