Sunday, October 5, 2008

Another Exciting Class...


Last week my quilt guild had its monthly class, and I fearlessly jumped in, ready to learn new stuff and push my envelope. It was taught by Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer, an artist I'd never heard of before taking the class, but hoo, boy... was I glad I took the chance. DH asked the usual questions as I was packing up fabric and supplies the night before, "What's THIS class about? Who's the teacher THIS time? Why do you have to take THIS particular class?" My answers were less than informed, and, once again, he just didn't get it. But that's part of the fun for me... leap before you look... hold nose tightly and cannonball butt-first off the high dive... dash in headlong with eyes wide shut... you just might learn something wonderful. And I did! The class was about curved piecing where we used a quick and easy method of slicing through two layers of fabric and reassembling them to create gentle curves and a sense of flowing lines. While I've done a lot of curved piecing in some of my quilts, this was a new and more expansive method, and creates an entirely different look than other methods I've tried. Because the class was large, and cutting space and irons were at a premium, I only got about halfway through my project, but I'm looking forward to finishing it, and am already planning to do a few more pieces in this style using other colors. Now that I know the fundamentals, and will have my big work table, my own iron and my stash nearby, I should be able to haul ass on the next few quilts! The best thing... this is a perfect use for the tons of gorgeous hand-dyed fabrics I've bought over the years from Judy Robertson at Just Imagination.

2 comments:

Quilting Fool said...

Is the picture one that you did?

Francie said...

It's the one I started in class... I hope to have it finished soon.