Last week the owner of our local Janome store contacted me to see if I would be interested in teaching a beginners quilting class in her store. I was excited that she asked, and of course I said yes!
Yesterday I spent the day making a wallhanging size version of the pattern we chose – “I Like it Like That!” by Black Cat Creations. The quilt is made up of 9-1/2″ blocks and the blocks can be laid out in 5 different designs. It will be so cool to see all the different quilts from the students in the class.
Instead of purchasing all new fabric to make my test quilt with, I used two charm packs and some solid cream yardage I had on hand. I did purchase the dark blue because blue is just something I don’t have in my stash.
The charm packs are Grant Park by Minick & Simpson for Moda. I love the way they worked in this pattern and with the blue. That dark blue is actually a print called Shadow Weave by Studio E Fabrics. It reads as a solid and I like the way it looks. I also plan on using that blue for the binding.
Here is the layout; I haven’t sewn the blocks together yet. I hope to get that done today. I also had some odd prints I pulled out of the charm packs that I will use in the back. Even though I don’t really like them, there’s no reason to throw them out! 🙂
The original pattern calls for two borders to be added but I’m not going to add them here. This will be the perfect size for a wallhanging – I feel that adding the borders will make it too big. I also don’t want to have to buy more fabric for this project. Hey, what can I say…
Our class is in a few weeks. Even though I’ve taught small groups before, I haven’t taught any quilting classes. Any words of wisdom you might have would be greatly appreciated!
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