Friday, May 3, 2013

Learning, teaching and enjoying life!

A bit of this and a bit of that for you :)

As I have mentioned before, I teach and work at the Country Loft.  Our new schedule was presented last week at an Open House. It is always fun to see the projects.  I have a few to teach but now I have several I want to take!!!  A true quilter for sure :)
Cheri Payne is a great teacher of Primitive quilts and her pattern designs are fun and whimsical.  We decided to have a monthly class presenting one of her patterns for those that wanted to do a small project and for those that wanted to be creative and put a different spin on the design. Cheri was happy to hear about our idea and gave us her full support!  I have selected the first two for May and June....

This is for May, the pattern is called "March"
The original pattern is done with machine applique using cotton fabric.  I selected wool for my applique,  partly because we have such a great wool selection a the Loft.

For June I have selected the pattern "A Basketful"
The wool is not stitched down yet (scheduled for today) and then I quilt it!

I have a few other classes to teach but will share those later...

As I said - in my heading - "Learning" and yes I wanted to perfect my applique with small pieces so I could be pleased with what I do (perfection you know).  I use the freezer paper method but have always struggled with small pieces, points etc.A great friend agreed to give me a personal lesson.....thank you Julie  HOWEVER....the day was cut short.  I had never used a Clover applique iron and Julie suggested I give it a try....
The iron....
my two fingers...
Nothing more to say but a lesson was learned...DO NOT place fingers on iron rod for extra pressure :)
All healed but with a  new fingerprint!

Enjoying life....
Emma our little munchkin turned 1 on the 25th, she started walking a week or so earlier and she is on her way....destination - wherever she wants to go!
Cooper (her brother) is not so sure of the walking now that she is after him....:)

I do hope you have a wonderful week-end doing what brings you joy....

Until next time...
Remember - SMILE always....
jayne

2 comments:

  1. I have many Cheri quilt patterns but not the one with the churn dash blocks. Very little that she makes that I don't like. How lucky you are to be close to The Country Loft. I would love to visit there just once.

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  2. I'm so sorry, I haven't visited your blog in way too long. Oh my word, your poor fingertips. Hope they heel fast so you can start stitching on those beautiful projects again.

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