It was a good beginners class with basics on cutting, sewing, and adding borders.
After the class, I tucked away the quilt top. As part of my goal to eliminate the queue to be quilted, it is now quilted! Yeah! As this was a learning quilt, I thought I would practice a few FMQ styles. The quilting includes swirls in each block, loops in the inside border and my own rookie interpretation of feathers in the border! I used 50 wt Aurifil in the top and 60 wt. Bottomline thread in the bobbin. What a difference this thread weight change made.
The good news is that the quilting adds lovely texture to the quilt top. But you know my quilting is far from perfect and the black backing was definitely not the best choice for hiding less than perfect quilting; the thinner bobbin thread, on the other hand, was a good idea.
In the end, although I do not love the style of this quilt, I am pleased with the overall result...and I just happen to know someone who I think would love this!
Linking up with crazy mom's finish it up Friday!