I’m super excited to be going back to school today. Paper piecing school that is… let me explain.
Once a months, my LQS runs a class with Chris Jurd. I’ve been on the wait list since around October last year. It’s a very popular class.
We get to flick through the folder in-store, and choose one of Chris’ patterns to make (well, get started) on the day. I’ve been a fan of her work, for a very very long time and have admired her quilts at the Quilt Shows and Fairs.
It was hard to choose, but in the end I chose to make the Jacobean Star Quilt.
Last night, I did my required photocopying of pattern sheets, chose fabrics and got my old sewing machine ready. I decided that I’ll take my old sewing machine as it’s more portable than my current one, has a carry case – plus it weighs about 100kg less - well not that much, but it’s lighter.
I couldn’t decide which fabrics I wanted to use, so in the end I decided on this little bundle of Denyse Schmidt lovelies + plus a few coordinating spot and dot fabrics.
I still think I need a dark contrasting fabric, but hey, that’s the joy of having a class held in an actual bricks & mortar quilt store - tonnes of fabric to choose from :-)
I’ll let you know how I go, but I’m super excited!
I’ll leave you with this question for the day: If you could do a quilt class with anyone, who would it be?