My dear friends, I'm at it again. It's quilt making time at the Phantom Moon Ranch! And yes, I'm completely aware that the last and only time I made a quilt I vowed to never make one again and then promptly had an anxiety attack. I'm also completely aware that practically every step of the way I will have a 3 year old hanging off my right arm as I attempt to sew my quilt blocks ever so neatly together.
But this time it's going to be different. Why do you ask (ok, even if you didn't please humor me)? Because this time I actually went out and took a quilting class. What a wonderful idea you say! Brilliant! And my dear friends, was it ever the best thing that I did when it comes to quilting. The class and especially our teacher went beyond my expectations ... it was totally awesome! We learned tips and tricks along the way and our teacher was the sweetest thing, stopping by each and every one of us making sure we knew what we were doing and answering our questions.
So far I'm done with the quilt top and it is coming along swimmingly, don't you think?
(side note: I misaligned two of the squares on different ends but I still think it turned out great and am going to leave it that way for now and make sure I do it right the next time around ....)
The class and quilt are based on this fantastic quilt design that's so easy and fun. If things go according to plan it will be completed by the end of next week. I purchased the fabric at a local fabric store and I think they look lovely together, don't you think (as did our teacher if I can be so bold and say so :)?
One of the patterns is based on Beatrix Potter prints and I'm pretty sure BB will fall in love with the kitties and faithfully kiss them good night, just like she does with her Ronald Weasley plush named after my Sister & Brother-In-Law's cat. The class was fantastic and I'm not the only who took it so I will sneakily photograph the other quilts when their respective makers have completed them (one is a surprise).
Ok, I'm off to sneak in a few more stitches of this quilt. Wish me luck!