It finally happened! The quilting workshop I have been eagerly awaiting was this past Saturday and boy was the wait well worth it!
I was such an eager beaver; I actually showed up almost a full hour ahead of schedule. I like to be early, but not that early ;) Most likely due to my excitement, I slept really poorly the night before. So I wanted to be sure I had time to pick-up a coffee and get there with plenty of time to set-up and chat with the other participants before getting down to business.
The wait did not disappoint. I had a blast hanging with my Montreal Modern Quilt Guild members and learning “Y” seams from Libs Elliott. Although I will say, I have yet to have that “a-ha” moment when it comes to those “Y” seams. We haven’t found our love for one another, but I'm sure with a little more practice we will get there ;) My table mate was zooming along while I struggled to get the first two rows joined.
I happily picked-up my second Juki machine earlier this week (more on that soon) and I am already loving the precision I can achieve with her! So it will be interesting to tackle those “Y” seams.
As far as instructors go, Libs was awesome! Very calm, funny and patient. All qualities I appreciate in a teacher. Especially when I'm struggling with a technique ;)
This workshop just reinforced what I love about quilting; there were 26 participants working on the same pattern and yet we all had different interpretations and colorways. I just love that!
I’m quite thrilled with how my colorway is coming together and everyone has dubbed it the creamsicle quilt! Which is quite apropos given that one of the fabrics is actually called creamsicle J
I've still got quite a bit of work to tackle before I can call this project complete. But I’ll be sure to check-in and post the final quilt once she comes together! If you need some tips on how to use the Hex-N-More ruler, be sure to check out my tutorial on this nifty little tool.
This is the first quilting workshop I've attended and I would love to attend more. Please share your recommendations in the comments below so we can all improve on our craft!
A big thank you to Stephanie and the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild for organizing such an epic event!! If you have the chance to take one of Libs' workshops, I highly suggest you snag that opportunity!