If you remember me posting my goals for this year, you will remember that teaching a crazy quilting class was one of them. I have been an absolute bundle of nerves anticipating the first class, which was this Monday night just past. Since it is a three week course, I decided to structure it so the first week was piecing, the second week seam treatments and the last week for fun with motifs. I have to say it was much better than I had been anticipating - but I'm still a bundle of nerves - have to work on that!
I had four students in the class and they all succeeded in piecing their blocks or getting close enough that they can finish at home before next week. Jasmine wanted to learn crazy quilting because she loves to sew but never manages to make a straight seam. Sounds like a great candidate for crazy quilting to me! She made her block from the tie remnants I recently added to my stash.
Pat is a long time sewer and quickly caught on to crazy quilting and got her block sewn up.
This student had never sewn before! She brought some lovely cottons to class and made a great block. Even though English is her second language she managed to follow along which was great.