Monday, April 16, 2007

Stained Glass and other ramblings...


I taught a Stained Glass class over the weekend. I had given my sample away, thinking I wouldn't teach it again. So, I had to make another one. I used my own hand dyed fabric for the flower and literally SCRAPS for the leaves. I was at my Friday night Quilt group and I'm normally not a dumpster diver (I figure all my friends KEEP all their trimmings, etc), but I noticed the trash can had USUABLE scraps! I couldn't believe it! Those kind of scraps are what made my Stained Glass! It's a darn sickness I tell ya. I spend over half my time making quilts from little bits of fabrics, when I have a closet FULL of FQ's and yardage. I just need to sew faster and sleep less. It would be hard to clean less because that's not on top of the list anymore (well, having a cleaning lady twice a month does force us to keep things picked up!) and my cooking is down to a bare minimum. A grilled meat, big yummy salad or soup. Quick and nutritious. Today I do have something in the crockpot--even better! Whoa--how did I get to talking about tonight's dinner? LOL My point....I had a great class and it is SO fun to see beginning quilter's make something that they are 'sure' they cannot do. They all completed their tops and they looked great. They were a bunch of happy campers. I wish I had taken my camera.
***********************Gratitudes*********************
1. A bright sunny day (not warm--but we see sun!)
2. An awesome Praise Worship service at church last night
3. Seeing smiles on quilters after learning a new technique successfully

5 comments:

Norma said...

I love your stained glass quilt! I wish I lived closer so that I could join the class.

ruth said...

It's beautiful! I wish I could take your class too.

swooze said...

This is lovely! You did a great job. Have you seen the applique where the color is underneath and the "lead" is on top and cut away?

gwen said...

I love your embroidery dress!
I like teaching as well and see the progress the students make faster than they think. The stained glass quilt is awesome. Take care.

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Your stained glass looks great! A technique that I'd like to learn someday!