Wonderful Class Experience with Smoky Hill Quilt Club

Last Saturday, I  had the pleasure of teaching my class, Two for Show (reversible table runner), to the members of the Smoky Hill Quilt Club in Aurora, Co.  I had a hint of how the class would go after speaking to the club on Thursday evening.  If I was closer, I would not hesitate to join this club.  It is energetic, filled with creative and enthusiastic quilters.  It was a joy to be with them.

New Class Sample - Two for Show MLG-101
Class Sample – Two for Show MLG-101

For those who don’t know, Two for Show is a pattern I designed for a reversible table runner/placemats.  I refined a technique to add batting as you add rows – not quite quilt-as-you-go, but similar.

Here is the class – hard at work!!

Smoky Hills class working on the project.
Smoky Hills class working on the project.

Class members chose their own fabrics to have on each side of the quilt.  Some bought my kits, others had fabric from their stashes.  One gal had fabric a friend had sent from New Zealand!!

The following are the table runners under construction.

Bright Colors
Bright Colors

 

 

 

 

 

Rust and Green
Rust and Green

 

 

 

 

 

Close up of decorative stitching
Close up of decorative stitching

 

 

 

 

 

New Zealand Fabric
New Zealand Fabric

 

 

 

Wild fabric from New Zealand!!

 

 

 

Non-conformist: the technique is successful with other shapes
Non-conformist: the technique is successful with other shapes

 

The technique works with squares , too.

 

 

 

 

Below are the runners from the kits I had – spring lilacs on one side, fall blooms on the reverse.

Kit Side 1
Kit Side 1

 

 

 

 

 

Kit Side 2
Kit Side 2

 

 

 

 

 

The gal below started her center squares with pieces of embroidery she had rejected from another project.  Great way to use scraps and experiments.

Embroidered Center: And this a reject????
Embroidered Center: And this a reject????

 

 

 

 

 

Embroidery Reverse
Embroidery Reverse

 

 

 

 

 

With this pattern, you use the fabrics to pull the colors from the center square.

Great colors!!
Great colors!!

 

 

 

 

 

I apologize to the class for the fuzzy photography.

The class results: Side 1
The class results: Side 1

 

 

The class results: Side 2
The class results: Side 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a wonderful day, filled with laughter and creativity.  We talked about the assembly technique, color choice and reversible binding.  I thank the class for the uniform rating of excellent in the class evaluation.  It was a pleasure to teach such enthusiastic students.

To see a list of the classes I offer, please visit ML FiberArts.com.

 

 

 

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