Thursday, April 14, 2011

This is not the giveaway!

Pin It Yeeeeeaaaaaah.  About that giveaway.  It's probably going to be a little longer than I think before I'm ready for that post.  But that's okay because you're all patient, right?!

This past Saturday, I taught the second class for BeDazzled Block 1.  As was the case with the first class, everyone present was pretty intimidated by this quilt.  And as was the case with the first class, I did my best to reassure them and promised them it is easier than it looks.

There were a few hurdles to jump, but that always happens on the first day of a new class.  We quickly recovered, and everyone went on their merry little way embroidering their hearts out.  This class was different from the first in that they all at least started their second block!  Most finished their second block!

Everyone had so much fun.  They liked it so much, in fact, that they're willing to completely rearrange their schedule to work around mine to be sure they get to come to class next month.  I'll be gone for a week in May for MQS, and both of my classes fall within that week!  These ladies have tight schedules at times, so I think it's awesome they were willing to pull a switcheroo to come back and sew some more!

Here is a picture of four of them with their finished block:

I was going to show a sneak peak of MY BeDazzled quilt with the crystals on it, but due to unfortunate circumstances, I've decided to keep it private until after the show.  Don't worry.  If you're just dying to see it, you only have three and a half more weeks to wait!  Which means I only have two weeks left to have it completely finished and shipped.  EEEEEEEEEK!

Anyway, teaching this class has been exhausting so far, but it is so much fun to watch the ladies finish and be so proud of themselves!  It makes my heart smile.

So I'm curious, what makes you happiest?  What are you working on?  Do you have any big project you're wanting to start?  I want to hear what everyone else is up to!

PS - my quilt will actually be featured on a pretty cool blog site in a couple of weeks, so maybe you really will get a peak before the show!


  1. No big projects. Getting out my machine is a big step for me as it is. :) Those ladies are awesome for being mostly beginners!

  2. What makes me happiest these days is a little downtime--I'm finally coming up on some stay-cation time, and am really looking forward to having a few days to quietly quilt or read! Right now I'm mostly working on cranking through all of my bee block commitments--4 more blocks and I'm done...for a couple of weeks, anyway. I'm using leaders and enders for two other quilts while piecing bee blocks--one project will be a windmill quilt for my folks, hopefully for Xmas this year. The other is a scrappy quilt, just because!

    Best of luck finishing your quilt by the deadline--I can't wait to see it with its finishing touches!

  3. I just found your blog and am wondering ... Is your Bedazzled quilt the (purple one with butterflies in the corners) the one I saw you ripping the feathers out of the edges after you had the binding on? Amy

  4. I cannot wait to see the quilt! It seems like you started it so long ago, and I've been so anxious since the first block you showed.

    I have a big theme thing in the works for my blog, but right now it feels more a stress than a happiness.