Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Teaching a new quilter and an early birthday gift to boot!!! >

Teaching a new quilter and an early birthday gift to boot!!!

Teaching a new quilter and an early birthday gift to boot!!!

Old 02-18-2012, 10:18 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
YukonViv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Yukon Territory, Canada
Posts: 410
Default Teaching a new quilter and an early birthday gift to boot!!!

I had a wonderful day today that I would love to share. I spent the day working with a friend and showing her everything thing I could so she could make her first quilt top. Yay!

She's been slowly easing into this, mere months ago she said she would never make a quilt. LOL! We've spent our time together doing other crafty things, we made something for Christmas together, we each made a slouchy bag (with grommets!), and lastly we made aprons.

A week ago she decided that she may like to try out a quilt top. After picking up my jaw off my desk, and not wanting to give her a chance to think about it, I whisked her off to the quilt shop during our lunch break!

She decided that she would like to make a simple quilt using a jelly roll so we chose one, I don't have a name for it, but basically it's starting with a 2 1/2 inch square from one strip, using another strip create a square around it, then using a 3rd strip create one more square around the whole thing.

She chose a pretty Moda jelly roll in something so not her comfort colour zone (usually a brown/grey). Not only that, I may have caught her when she was hungry (remember, we were on our lunch break)...so being a bit woozy, her defenses were low and somehow she also picked out a bundle of 9 fat quarters to make a suduko quilt too! Bright purples and red fabric!

Wahoo!!!!

So we spent today cutting and piecing and we both managed to make enough blocks for half a quilt (I'm using a roll of Robert Kaufman's Glam Garden fabrics...so bright and full of colour).

I think she may be fully hooked as when I was packing up to go back home she asked if I was interested in stopping by tomorrow LOL.

Unfortunately, my 2 children may feel neglected if I go off sewing two days in a row. But, I have a funny feeling that come Monday morning at work she will be bringing in all her blocks to show me (she did that with the apron and the bag, she really likes to complete something before moving on to anything else).

As if the day couldn't get any better, she surprised me with a gift. She called it my early birthday present (my birthday is in May so it's really early).

A Gingher rotary cutter.

Oh my word!!!! I couldn't believe it. I've been a needleworker for years and I have a couple of Gingher embroidery scissors that I guard well. They are like gold.

Now I have a Gingher rotary cutter too!!!!! I'm just so pleased I can't even stand it.

I hope everyone else is having a great weekend, time to relax for the evening and just enjoy. Take care!
YukonViv is offline  
Old 02-19-2012, 03:47 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Small town south of Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 1,692
Default

What a wonderful story. I only wish I had someone that enthuiastic to quilt with. Thank you for sharing your story with us. BTW congratulations on the Gingher rotary cutter...she sounds like an equally wonderful person that appreciates your friendship.

Last edited by quilterella; 02-19-2012 at 03:49 AM.
quilterella is offline  
Old 02-19-2012, 03:51 AM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Becky Crafts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,560
Default

Wow, you have truly inspired her creative side!! That's wonderful! :-) It's a good feeling too. What a wonderful gift she gave you! Lucky you! Continue to enjoy & inspire her..it can bring you both to new heights in your creativity!
Becky Crafts is offline  
Old 02-19-2012, 06:34 AM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
mighty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Upland CA
Posts: 18,376
Default

Sounds like you now have a quilting buddy! Enjoy your new cutter as well!!
mighty is offline  
Old 02-19-2012, 09:30 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,161
Default

You will love it. It has been my favorite and the best rotary cutter IMHO
Dolphyngyrl is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jlhmnj
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
9
12-05-2013 10:16 AM
CajunQuilter2
Main
47
06-01-2013 03:52 PM
BettyB
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
10
09-30-2012 10:17 AM
Maggiesmom
Pictures
12
03-04-2011 06:02 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.