This past week finished off my Beginning Quilting 4 weeks class. I was back to making some progress on my Alex Anderson basket quilt top. I struggled with it, but finally managed to finish it off.
I am finally fairly pleased with this quilt top. It is certainly not perfect. I had a good deal of trouble with getting points not cut off, bias blocks and in some cases not always being able to nest seams perfectly. Thank goodness the fabric is so wild that it disguises them well. It is off to the quilters right after the first of the year. My quilter does not take or do any quilting in December. So, my back and batting are ready, and I even have my binding cut and ready to go when the quilt comes back.
The three ladies above all finished off their quilt top in my Beginning Quilting class. These three ladies had some sewing and quilting experience.
This lady had absolutely no sewing experience. She came with a sewing machine she hardly knew how to thread. We did a bit of hand holding, but she got it done and it looks great. No, not perfect but indeed a great job. The other two ladies in the group got their blocks all done, and were confident enough to get their borders on. They are promising to send pictures when complete and I will post them when I get them. Next, they are all asking for another intermediate class. The shop owner has already talked to me about coming up with a pattern and project in March or April. This is my oldest daughter's two couch potatoes. They are English Mastiffs. Liza the tan female on the left is about 4 years old, she weights in at about 100 pounds. Loki the male on the right is just under a year old. As you can see he is already nearly twice Liza's size. I think he is weighing in at about 160 to 180 pounds now, but will when fully grown should come in at about 200 to 225. Now that's a lot of dogs!