Thursday, March 31, 2011

Congratulations Quilting 101!

I want to congratulate my first Quilting 101 graduating class! I had 5 enthusiastic and talented students learn quilting using the Yellow Brick Road pattern by Atkinson Designs. For most of them this was their very first quilt ever!
Here are some snippets of them with their quilts!
Samantha- all cool with blues and greens. She used a zig zag stitch to quilt the quilt with a variegated thread that matched her color scheme.
 Susan: She is custom quilting her pink and green quilt with arcs that give the quilting a cathedral window look. She mixed several lines of fabric with stunning results. 
 Melissa- has a lovely mix of batiks and prints which she did an all over stipple on.  She came to the last class on crutches! She was determined to finish her first quilt though! She also already has another quilt in the works!
 Sarah- had rich colored fabrics from Northcott's Bliss line which she did some meandering on and also some swirls on the border which just makes those blocks pop. Her colors were so electric, it is a gorgeous quilt!
 Paulette selected many fabric from the shop's Hydrangea line which she mixed with some solids for a beautiful effect. Her quilting was top notch and must have taken her a long time to mark on and then stitch!
Great things ahead for all these ladies I know! It was great getting to know them and seeing how their personal styles were reflected in their projects. Everyone's product was so different but all from the one pattern. I think they all caught the quilting "bug"!


  1. congratulations to all your students! They're off to many more project with having such a great teacher

  2. Wow! Beautiful quilts and quilting! Lots of great talent here!


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