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Thread: First Quilt Class EVER today - Boy, was it expensive!!

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    Super Member b.zang's Avatar
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    Wow, I can't even find the right words to say how much fun taking the quilting class was today :D :D :D My first ever! There were four students, one great teacher and we laughed and enjoyed each other's company as well as our quilting.

    AND - I learned how to paper piece :D :D :D I'm SO excited!!

    The trouble with this class is that we were surrounded by quilting goodies and due to all the chitchat and encouragement, I ended up walking out with EQ6 and a CD of Triangulations. And they weren't free :roll:

    Here's the block I made today. It's pretty raw, but I'm delighted to know that the process made sense and I'm eager to try more patterns.

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    WOW ! Looks great :shock: I think your paper piecing class was better than mine :mrgreen: We just did the basic heart pattern from a Carol Doaks book. Have fun with the new software

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    looks good to me! Also looks like you learned a lot.

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    You did really great. I'm sure you will do much more if you like paper piecing. I also buy to much when I go into a quilt shop or fabric store.

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    Yowzers! What a great class! I think it was worth every cent, just look at your paper piecing! It looks so pretty!

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    I love the bright colours!!

    What part of BC are you in? I grew up in Victoria...lived in the lower mainland for a few years, Prince Rupert for 10, (all 3 kidlets born there), then back to Van. Island before moving here to Minnesota.

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    I love that block!! The colors are great and it will look so cool with a few dozen of its friends sewn into a quilt.

    And going to quilty places with quilty friends is like going to a bar with a drinker. Never safe for the wallet.

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    Oh I forgot to ask what book or pattern was this from ? THANKS for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    I love the bright colours!!

    What part of BC are you in? I grew up in Victoria...lived in the lower mainland for a few years, Prince Rupert for 10, (all 3 kidlets born there), then back to Van. Island before moving here to Minnesota.
    ME TOO - grew up in Victoria, I mean! Now I'm in Fraser Lake, which, if you drove to Prince Rupert, you drove right through (but ya might-a blinked and missed it).

    This class was SO fun!

    The full pattern - should I ever finish it - is called "Fly by Night" from July/August Quiltmaker magazine. We started with the straight strip pieces and also made the sunburst pieces, but didn't use them in making this block. These were my first curves, too. :)

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    fantastic :D

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    You did such a wonderful job on this, especially for your first time. Sounds like the class was a blast! I really want to buy EQ6 too, have fun with it. :D :D

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    I think your block looks great!!!! Some day I'm gonna have to take a class in paper piecing....

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    I love the colours! Paperpiecing is a fun technique and it looks like you aced the course! EQ6! Expensive but a nice quilting addition!

    Later
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    Great job on the piecing. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Enjoy your new toys!

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    Gosh that's pretty and such a 'happy' block. You did great in the PP and isn't it addicting?

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    Beautiful block! Ain't PP great? :D

    I've just oredered EQ6 and I can't WAIT for it to come! :D

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    Oooohhhh.......A New York Beauty or Mariner's Compass is next on my list of techniques to learn. You did a great job! I know you're going to LOVE your EQ6!!

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    Hi b-zang,if that was the outcome of your first class it was certainly worth it,well done. After years of patchwork I still have some problems with paoer piecing,something to do with thinking backwards I think !! Well done ,Letty.

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    That looks awesome. I love all the colors you chose. Very rich looking together.

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    That is SO pretty.

    Hope you make lots of more like it and sew them together into a beautiful quilt top.

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    Awesome job and congrats! on your new goodies! In the end (a month or two :) ) you won't remember you spent a fortune and all is well! I would love to take a class in pp. I made one mariner's compass and it's wavy in the center and it's the center of my patriotic quilt. I should redo since it's been years since I've done it. haha

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    Awesome block!

    Aren't classes at quilt shops fun! LOL I went to a night class a couple of weeks ago, and we ended up spending madly at midnight. Not many places you can do that. ;-)

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    Vrey nice. You did a great job.

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    See???? Isn't it fun? I love taking classes and paper piecing. Yjat must have been a fun class.

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    Wow!!! Now that looks really awesome, and sounds like you had a ton of fun. Oooooh, here's some more blocks that you'll love: :)

    http://www.lenzula.com/pattern/free/nyb.php

    http://quilterscornerclub.tripod.com..._patterns.html

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