Look What I'm Making

I have finally got around to taking a class on quilt making. The evidence of my first session on the Wednesday just passed, are in the photos below.  I was in a class with one other person and we were together for 3 hours being instructed step-by-step though we were at different steps of the quilt making process.  The other lady was not a true beginner. In fact she has made several quilts and was half way through a similar one as mine though she was making one for her nephew.

This quilt is called a Stack and Slash Lap Quilt and is perfect for beginners like me. While the fabric shop had all kinds of wonderful fabric I chose to use 6 fat quarters that were on discount for my first quilt.  Even at that the fat quarters and the trim fabrics came to a whopping $32 (Canadian) dollars and that was after the sale price and the 20% discount.  The tally also doesn't include the quilt batting, binding and backing fabric I still need to buy. I am making the lap quilt as a "welcome home" gift for my mom who will soon be moving into a residential facility for seniors.


On Wednesday morning I made and sewed these squares together.  Here they are on the design wall at the store where I had my lesson.
This is a close up of my "crazy" lap quilt on the pressing board.
This isn't the best photo but the "yellow-beige" strip of fabric in the middle-left of the photo will be my inner border.  The burgundy floral on the far left will be my outer border. I will add a picture here later when I finish the quilt.
I probably need one or two more sessions with the instructor to finish this lap quilt. It will depend on how quickly I can pick up the rest of this project and how long it takes for the actual quilting part of it.

11 comments:

  1. Maybe not cheap, but it is beautiful and I am sure your mother will delighted. Diane

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  2. That is just beautiful! I love how vibrant and colorful it is!
    I also think your mother will love it, I know I would treasure something like that!

    You are very talented!

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  3. So then your mom is going in today..wow. Well, the quilts look fun and pretty. I have a friend who does very nice work. She broke her wrist two months ago..so she had to take a break.
    Anyway..hope your day goes well and you get your energy back up:)

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  4. WOW WOW WOW! I can't even read the words the pictures are just so beautiful! Well done you!!

    Also wanted to say I hope your mum's move goes well! (((hugs)))

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  5. You are doing a super job for your first quilt. Looking forward to seeing the rest;-)

    So glad you stopped by as I thought I had bookmarked your blog. Gotcha now;-)

    Also showed the Mr. your photos of Kenya. He would so love to go back someday and see more. Went to Mombasa and then Tanzania with the USNavy. Plus we are looking forward to the movie this spring.

    blessings,
    jilly

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  6. Gorgeous! Your mom will love it!

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  7. So then your mom is going in today..wow. Well, the quilts look fun and pretty. I have a friend who does very nice work. She broke her wrist two months ago..so she had to take a break.
    Anyway..hope your day goes well and you get your energy back up:)

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