Okay, thought I’d better give a quick update on my first quilting lesson yesterday.
It was great!
I don’t have much to show for it yet as we have only just begun learning appliqué – I’ll post a photo of my first attempt when its complete (hopefully within the next few days).
I was horrified initially when I heard we were to machine appliqué as I had been practicing hand-sewing blanket stitch and had no idea of the machine settings to use. However, thanks to a helpful & encouraging tutor and a good instruction book for the sewing machine, we figured it out quite easily. The other ladies on the course seem to be in much the same boat so we were all learning together. My confidence is growing! I made notes and we have homework to complete before the next class in two weeks’ time.
New words to add to the vocabulary include vliesofix and whisper weft.
Later in the day my husband came home with a bunch of flowers and some Hersheys kisses as a way of celebrating the start of the course. 🙂
I think he’s a keeper. 🙂