I like to keep abreast with the big wide world of quilting. Many of my students are quilters and I like to use quilting as a means of teaching accuracy in cutting and sewing. Oh yeah and its fun.
So when I learned about the Craftsy.com Block of the Month class by Amy Gibson and learned that it was free...Well what an opportunity to learn some new techniques and learn about Craftsy.com as well.
Each month, on the first of the month you learn by video tutorial and printable instructions how to make 2- 12 " blocks. Once you are registered you can access the class at any time , as many times as you want and for as long as you want! Such a Deal right?
Yesterday, I sewed up my blocks for January.
Presenting the Asterisk block - Lesson one in strip quilting....
and the Wonky # block. Fun right?
I have been wanting to play with some bright and fresh colors and this project will provide the perfect opportunity.
This is one of the aspects I enjoy about quilting it allows me to explore some fun and new color combinations.
This is a combination of some newly purchased fat quarters that I have mixed in with some stash fabrics.
I love the ric rack print:) Think I will need more of that:)
Then I found some awesome prints at Whipstitch that I want to add..but there are so many cool choices it will be fun deciding.
Quilting classes are not the only thing offered at Craftsy...in fact Susan Khalje is offering a dress course which I would highly recommend if you want to improve your garment sewing skills. She is a knowledgeable instructor and for those of us in remote locations this is a great opportunity to take a class from her.
And have I mentioned that I have wanted to learn how to crochet....can you believe I don't know this already?
Have you taken any classes over at Craftsy yet?
Do you quilt or are you a garment purist?
Are you a quilter, who we needs to be encouraged to sew garments? Cuz I love to help others broaden their skills and interests :)