I won't lie, I was extremely nervous.
Firstly because it was my first workshop teaching the skills I hold so dear, but also because I had planned for 6 learners and discovered I had 12 learners... 12 is a lot of people in a room at once...
I have 7 machines with 1/4" feet and walking feet, 6 of those have free motion feet... so they quite simply were not going to go around 12 people.. We had to borrow 5 from a local college, 4 of which we could get working..
You can just imagine my stress levels rising can't you!
Luckily it was a successful day and everyone learned new skills and a few quilts made the challenge of being ready for binding in just 6 hours!
Here are some of the photos from the day:
|Working hard on patchwork|
|Free motion quilting around birds on the fabric.|
I love this design of birds!
The jelly rolls came together really quickly to make a quilt top:
|Adding a border to the strips to make the quilt larger.|
|Following the jelly roll colour progression.|
|Love these flowers, the reds and pinks!|
|The funky Trade Winds|
All in all it was a successful day, with 3 learners booking onto my 5 week course which focuses more on cutting and designing blocks using HST. Plus they had a waiting list long enough to book another workshop, so I am back teaching at Prema Arts on Saturday 9th.