This week I finished everything on my list from last Tuesday. I finished Task #11 of the Basic Crazy Quilt Class. This was the next to last step. The last step is to sew on beads, buttons, charms and any other embellishments. Since I don't plan to do anything with the block, I don't think I'll waste the beads. I've had years of beading experience playing with a medieval group so I think I'm going to call this class done.
I enjoyed this class and would recommend it to others. It was free and the "handouts" are excellent, but the format does not really work for me. The way the class is structured is the teacher emails you a handout with instructions and you do the task, take a photo and then post it to a private blog. Then after the teacher has a chance to review your photos and leave comments (usually a day or two) she sends the next handout. Usually, I got distracted while I was waiting. I have Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting book which has some nice projects in it, so I think I will look to that for inspiration for my next Crazy Quilt project.
I finished the Aged Elegance quilt flimsy last Friday during Friday Night With Friends. Then, when I finished early, I finally made the green Xmas pillowcases. Those border prints were leftover from the quilt and I rather like how they turned out.
Crazy Quilt Class Task #11✓ Finish the outer border on the Aged Elegance quilt. (Inner border is finished..)✓ Make a green pillowcase to coordinate with our Xmas quilt.✓
Linking up with Tuesday ToDo over at ChrisKnits.
Your pillow cases turned out very nice! A great use of the poinsettia fabric! Wow! Good luck working on your OMG! Awesome project!ReplyDelete
Thanks Judy. I'm trying to work up the motivation to finish cutting it out. It's my least favorite part.Delete
Love those pillowcases! I've never thought about making Christmas pillowcases - I'm making myself a note to do that. Thanks for the insight on the crazy quilting class. I have a book about crazy quilting and am going to see if I can utilize it!ReplyDelete
I started making at least two sets of pillowcases for every quilt I make. I think it really dresses up the bed. (I like my bedding to match.)Delete
A crazy quilt class sounds like fun - that's a type of quilt I've never attempted. And sewing a great coat - wow! That sounds like quite a project!ReplyDelete
It was fun. I totally recommend her class if you want to give it a try. I think it starts again in the middle of the month.Delete
All your tasks count! If they add time to your stitching or take away from it. Cheers for making progress!ReplyDelete
You've done well with all your to do's. The pillow cases look very elegant. I've not sewn clothing in years, I'm not sure I could keep to a consistent 5/8" seam any more.ReplyDelete