It’s a rainy weekend here on the west coast. Oscar, who is my favorite kitty, is keeping me company while I write this. He lays partly on me and partly on my laptop, purring very loudly. I love when he does this.
I’ve decided I want to make an oscar quilt. This picture of him will be my inspiration:
Quilting Class: Today I had my quilting class, so a big hello to any of my students who decided to see what my blog looks like. I told them lots of wild stories, and they were a wonderful bunch. I’ve been getting lucky lately with all my classes. People I like and enjoy hanging out with seem to sign up, so it doesn’t feel like work. I can’t wait until they finish their quilts so you can see how wonderful and different they turn out.
Opportunity Quilt: The guild opportunity quilt is coming along nicely. I’m almost half way done, and while I hit a few technical snafu’s with the black fabric, I’m dealing with it. This quilt has been a learning experience for me- namely that all black quilting fabric are NOT created equal. I’m not sure of the brand, but it is the stretch-i-est I have ever seen or worked with. You look at it and it seems to stretch, I kid you not. It also acts funny tension-wise and misbehaves at every turn.
It was acting so funny that I ran an experiment. I took a triangle bias piece and gently pulled on the ends. The straight line actually turned into a curve, it was pretty extreme for the amount of pressure applied.
My end goal for this quilt is that the viewer will not know that I had issues with the fabric and called it numerous bad names while I worked on it. LOL! As soon as I am done, I promise to share pictures for you. In case anyone want to buy tickets for it, I will pass that info along to0. For the non-quilting readers, Guild Opportunity Quilts are raffle ticket quilts and how the guild’s earn money for various causes (charity projects, ongoing education, etc.)
Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Carla