My maternal grandmother created beautiful quilts. The one she made for me is a cherished possession.
I've wanted to learn, but never seemed to find the time. You've heard all about my 20 Wishes and how I set goals for things I WANT to do. Well in 2013, I actually set aside the time and learned to quilt. Would you like to hear about it?
|Grandma was an avid gardener, too!|
(I was not compensated for this post.) My class was at The Rabbit's Lair in Historic Downtown Rogers, Arkansas last Fall. If you are in Northwest Arkansas looking for a class, oh my, call The Rabbit's Lair. It is located in a lovely, grand, old three story building filled with fabric and inspiration!
My teacher, Sheila, was well prepared and ready to work! In one day, we cut, sewed AND quilted a lovely little table runner! Did I mention we did all that In One Day? Whew! Sheila really knows how to get things done!
Here's my completed project. I learned MANY things in that one little day! So much, that I was kind of overwhelmed with it all. Probably the biggest epiphany was that I prefer bold color contrasts on quilts. While I do love my little Autumnal table runner, I now realize my eyes would like for those large vibrant pears to really pop against something besides the smaller pear print. Live and learn, right?
BTW... I've already completed another quilting class and I can't wait to show you those results! The color contrasts are definitely fearless.
What fabric choices do you enjoy in quilts? Do you prefer subtle or bold color contrasts?