I'M SO EXCITED !!
Can you hear the music in those words? Well, you know it doesn't take much!!
One of the things that I have always wanted to do is learn to quilt. When Kathy Shaw posted that she is offering a Traditional Quilt Class I couldn't ask fast enough to be accepted to participate. After all, I HAVE collected a HUGE fabric stash with the thought in mind to spend my retirement stitching one thing or another.
I got off to a terrible start. Sprained hand and arm that took 1-1/2 weeks to get the brace off. Then I got "horned" by the catfish. Family drama hit once again. Then losing Junior was more difficult than I thought it would be.
Remember I posted that as of June 1 I would sew every day? Well, so far I have held to it. Oh, I know it's only June 3, but they say that if you do something for 20 days it becomes a habit so that is what I am striving for.
So anyway, the class is all about piecing which means precision cutting and stitching. AND paying close attention to what you are doing and hopefully it all becomes second nature.
So far I learned that when they say to measure twice...they MEAN IT. I'm pretty sure this has already become second nature to me. Oh, and try not to become distracted by the dog nudging your leg to attend to his needs. That can lead to laying fabric in the wrong direction...face down instead of face UP!!
If you are a quilter, you are probably