I'm teaching a class called Midnight Star next week at In Between Stitches. The pattern is from Mary's Hickey's Comfort and Joy 14 Quilts for Christmas from Martingale & Company. I made this quilt so many years ago that I needed to give myself a refresher course yesterday. There is nothing worse than to appear to be a complete idiot while teaching a quilting class!
My original plan for my day was to make one of each of the three blocks. Well, 10 blocks later I finally called it a day! I would make a block and think, that's cute, I think I will make another one.
The new version is going to be very scrappy. I'm beginning to think that Scrappy is my new middle name! I have limited fabric selection here at the cabin, so I make due with what I have. It has become quite the challenge that I enjoy.
Note that I have included all of my required elements, polka dots, checks, stripes and plaids!
I decided that I want to include a machine quilting feather and cable tutorial for the class. I haven't machine quilted on my Bernina in years.....so another refresher course for me yesterday in machine quilting. First I marked a strip of fabric with my stencil.
I drew in some arrows to show the class how to continuously quilt their borders.
....and here you go, my sample of the cable and feather. While quilting on my Bernina, I remembered how much fun it is to machine quilt.....once I figured out how to lower my feed dogs. I actually had to get out the manual.
I traced the design on a piece of paper so everyone in the class can have a copy. Proudly they can say, I quilted this quilt myself!
Check out Cathy's blog Quilting on Main Street and you can see that she is busy working on Christmas projects also. You can also join her Christmas in July Quilt Along. And, this Saturday is the Christmas Quilt Along hosted by Sue. Check out her blogsite this weekend and you can see what quilters all around the globe are making for Christmas.
Have a wonderful day!