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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Almost a Quilter???

As some of you remember, my first Thimbleberries quilt class was yesterday. I must admit I was a bit nervous about how I'd do and my hands were a little shaky at first, lol. We (my machine and I) got off to a bit of a rocky start, but then I finally got the swing of it and went zooming along. :)) I think the shopowner/teacher was wondering if I even really knew how to sew at all in the beginning, but she kept giving me hints that really helped and was very knowledgeable. I almost felt like I was taking a refresher sewing class at first, which is what I need desperately! LOL The nice thing about it was the other gal had cancelled, so I got the teacher all to my self pretty much the whole day! She had ALL the pieces cut out and marked lines on all the pieces of where to sew, so she had done the hard part ahead of time, thank the Lord or I'd still be there today!!! LOL I chose the lighter quilt blocks as opposed to the darker set, mainly because she didn't have all the fabric in at the time and also I thought I'd end up w/this quilt in our b'room and these lighter colors would work better in there. However, I've almost convinced myself that I'm determined to also make the darker blocks later on as well, and put that quilt in the family room. The first block was the hardest, but I finally got the hang of it....go easy on me, I know my points don't match up exactly, but some of them were pretty doggone close. LOL I have to say this class really helped boost my confidence. Block #2 was way easier and not as many seams/points to match up........
and block #3 was not nearly as time consuming, but did have a few more points to match up. Overall I was pretty pleased w/how they turned out and I'm pumped about doing the next set the end of next mth. We meet quarterly and do 3 blocks at a time, but since I was added late, I am all caught up now and will be ready to go for the next quarter. If you have a keen eye, you will notice that the center square and all 4 corners are the exact same for each block.
Needless to say, I haven't been on here much the past few days and hope to catch up w/some of you very soon! Two days ago it was 78* and a bit muggy out so later in the day I had to close all the windows and turn on the a/c for the very first time this yr!!!! Now, 2 days later, it dropped 40* and was only 38* this morning, so had to turn the heat back on!!! wahhhhhhhh! Otherwise, it is beginning to look a LOT like spring w/all the trees/plants budding/blooming. Hope you're enjoying the weather wherever you live! Here's your quote for today: "If you have but one true, faithful friend, you'll have adventures w/out end." (hope I didn't repeat this one ~ I'll have to check later) tee hee. **Tanya**


Christine said...

You go, girl! You have done a fantastic job on your first 3 blocks!
I love the lighter colors - maybe because we're all so ready for lighter, brighter spring weather after a long winter!
Best wishes

Wendy said...

Hi Tanya,
Soooo glad you enjoyed your quilting class :)
And your blocks are fabulous, gorgeous, perfect!! :)
It's going to be a beautiful quilt.
Well done you!
Hugs Wendy x

Astrid's dragon said...

Wow, all of them look fantastic! You are making it seem so easy, there may be hope for me yet! Keep on going...

Lisa (Michael too in photo ;O) said...

Your blocks look awesome! Can't wait to see the whole quilt...i too am ready for spring, it's been a long winter. Have a great week-end!

Denise said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting, I love the three blocks you have already made, those were tricky ones to start with great job! Please feel free to stop over and see the quilts I am working on!


Prim n Raggedy said...

I am so impressed with your qulit blocks Tanys...they are stunning! I would be very pleased with myself if I had produced those....would love to give quilting a try, must add it to my wish list! Have a fun filled weekend :0) x

Karen said...

Looks like you are tackling the piecing with gusto and doing a good job of it.
I so like your rabbit in the header picture.

Country Prims said...

Whoohoo! hey, I'm super impressed with your three blocks! Love them and such neat work. I have done very little actual piecing-that is going to be an awesome quilt:)

Glad I found your post:)
Have a great week,

Shazy x

Picket said...

Hey girl..beautiful quilt patterns...you are so talented creating such beauty with your own hands...I have always loved quilts...my grandmothers made quilts and I have such fond memories of sleeping in those big feather beds with a pile of quilts so heavy that you couldn't even move your toes! lol Thanks for coming by sweetie...hope you are having a great week...Picket

Angie Berry said...

Awesome Tanya! You are doing a fantastic job on these blocks! I guess I don't have a keen eye... I didn't even notice where they are the same, lol. That is really neat. Love the colors you picked out! Have lots of fun with it girl!