I taught the Psychedelic Baby Block class for the first time on Saturday. I learned a lot about the direction I would like to see this class go. In fact, I see a weekend workshop in the future! We’ll all be getting together in the new year for some further instruction as they grow their quilt.
Top of the list favorite when teaching is seeing the ‘fabric personalities’ of students as their projects evolve.
Michelle just went for it, stepping out to make some additional solids purchases to ground her Kaffe prints.
Sarah’s fabrics and colors matched what she was wearing.
Students provide great teaching examples through their individual fabric choices. I like to use their projects to help explain what happens when certain fabrics are chosen and how they can interact. Sarah’s was a good example of using tone on tone prints and/or small scale prints to provide the look of a solid.
My other Sarah has a fondness for Kona solids, so it was no surprise that she showed up with some lovely colors to choose from. I think she’ll be thrilled with the progression.
Cathy went all solids as well and had a palette chosen prior to the class.
I never got a good photo of Mary’s. Her colors were dark and saturated with a punch of hot pink that didn’t show up well in the photos. She was hoping to go home and place a coordinating print in the center.
When I returned home I had a copy of FabShop’s Webcents in my mailbox. Guess who was the featured teacher?! Teresa Coates crafted a great article.
Even though I feel a little weird about the large picture of me, the layout is awesome! There are also some articles featuring Keli of Drygoods Design and Monica of the West Seattle Stitch and Sew Studio.
For me today, the stocking sample for my Improv Strip Pieced Oven Mitt or Holiday Stocking Class.
Aliens and VWs, too weird for a Christmas stocking? Yes or no?
Happy Sunday! xo
I was wondering the designer and name of the fabric for the VW buses. And where can I purchase it? Thanks.
I found mine on etsy, here is a shop carrying it: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59576915/munki-camper-vans-largeextra-large-front?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=heather+ross+vans&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all
Kris from dukesayssewwhat says
I love that term “fabric personalities” – so true. What a fun class. I live in Gig Harbor and hope to get over to one of your classes and to check out DryGood Designs and the new sewing studio. It all sounds wonderful. Congrats on your featured teacher article!
Hop the ferry to Island Quilter! The studio space is amazing to take a class in!
I think that Aliens and VW’s will be great for a stocking, especially for a little boy…Love those blocks and isn’t it interesting how other people choose colours?
I think my husband sometimes counts as a little boy…that’s who it’s for.
PT in SC says
They are all look like they are off to a great start. Sarah’s is my favorite, love her color choices. Congrats on the writeup in the mag.
I have to be really careful when shopping for fabric or yarn – too often I realize that I’m buying to coordinate with that day’s outfit!
Not too weird. Just right. 🙂 I hope Santa brings me one. Lol.
Looks like your class went great!
Chara Michele says
Just had to comment on the photo of you in the magazine! Fun!! 🙂
ha ha. could it be any bigger?
On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 2:37 PM, SEW KATIE DID
Nice, thank you for sharing. Best regards, Mtetar