As the days of March are running down, I wonder what color April will bring? In the meantime there are still green scraps to get sewn up. That's the beauty of Rainbow Scrap Challenge -- there always plenty of fabric to play with. As for me this week? Since there's been time at Mom's P/T appointments, I've gotten this far on Block 2: the Lucy Boston block. There's even a tad of green in the row with the birds I'm doing now!
I sewed with the ladies yesterday and I finally (yes, FINALLY) got the final outer border sewn on Awesome Land. I even stay-stitched the edge because I don't know when I'll get to quilting this one. I didn't take the time to measure the top, but it should be in the ballpark of 89" square. This RSC top truly has green in it!
On Monday I was in an all-day class to learn how to long-arm quilt and to get my certification so I'd be allowed to rent a machine at my LQS. Thankfully there was only me and one other quilter learning this craft. When I left at the end, my head was spinning. I dreamt about all the ins & outs of it for the next 2 nights. On Wednesday I read the "manual" we were given and things are finally coming together in my brain (I think). Here are a couple of pictures I managed to get at class.
|Instructor did flower on right.|
All the rest were my doodles for free-motion.
|The two classmates for the day.|
We are sword-fighting with our red snapper sticks!
As you might guess, I didn't feel too intimidated on the custom quilting since I do that a lot on my domestic sewing machine. I really want to learn to pantograph which is shown in the bottom picture. I'm on the schedule in about 10 days and am looking forward to finding out how much I forgot, Ha! I plan on working on a baby quilt I made quite some time ago during a SAL with Gudrun Erla. Since I'm still practicing, it'll be a donation quilt.
In looking for a picture, I can see I need to go through my photos, I can't remember when I started Awesome Land or the QAL baby quilt. Meanwhile, I hope you're having a great weekend. I'm going back today to sew with friends. I've got another project in mind that I'd like to make a good start.
You can catch up with the other RSC quilters on Angela's blog, SoScrappy, right HERE.