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.

Side view Test Quilt - I Like it Like That!

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.

Test-Quilt-Front

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!

That is my exciting news for this week – what is your Main Crush Monday for this week?  You can link up any blog post or Instagram pic – here’s how:

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