How to Make a Quilt From Start to Finish – Class Two

In case you missed it, you can read Class Update #1.

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We had a lot of homework this week! The goal was to return to class with all of our sewing and cutting homework from last week finished. The good news is that I was able to accomplish that much. The not so good news is that I have a lot of homework again for next week!

9 patch

As you can see in the picture above, I did get all of my blocks sewn together during class. However, there are a couple of seams that I need to remove and do again. They need to be straight, darn it! I had also been hoping to get my borders on during class as well but a girl can only do so much, right?

One of the best parts about being in a class with other people is learning along with them. Even though I didn’t get my borders on, two other ladies did during class. That was fantastic because Nancy was able to demonstrate for us twice how to get them measured accurately, quickly, and easily.

It’s also really fun to see everyone else’s fabric choices come alive as the quilt top comes together. Honestly, I’m kind of bored by my fabric choices at this point. That’s why this is called a learning experience, right? But, some of the other ladies have chosen very bold florals, and even a beautiful batik pairing that is lovely. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to share some photos of their quilts as well.

Oh and my sewing machine? Remember that teeny little thing?

Jen's sewing machine Minnie

We have appropriately named her Minnie.

Until next time, may all your stitches be straight!

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