The first class I taught was on Friday morning and it was my Corckscrew Pattern :) This is always a fun class to teach!!! I just love watching these blocks come together and it is always fun to see what fabrics and colors everyone chooses to use. The rainbow goodness in this class is just enough to keep you smiling for hours after ;) So fantastic!!
And here is a closer look at each of their blocks. Everyone did such a great job in class. They sewed and laughed and sewed some more and had such beautiful finishes. And see that middle picture on the top row, she hand dyed her fabrics!!! So gorgeous, I totally want to take a class to learn to do that!!! And the first picture in the second row, ya,she was such a trooper. She accidentally left a few pieces of her blue fabric at home so she couldn't finish her block, but she did partial seams to put as much of it together as she could. So fun!!! This was a fantastic class and I was so grateful to share the morning with these amazing ladies :)
And I was so excited to see all of the different fabrics that everyone choose for the blocks!!! It never ceases to amaze me how much it changes things up just to change the fabric that is being used. From Batiks, to 30's, to Brights, and even a 4th of July block. Everyone had such great finishes!!!
And last but not least, I know I have mentioned it before, but I love, love, love when students from past years bring back their quilts and share their finishes with me :) It is just so neat to see what started as a block in class, all finished and quilted :) And this year, I had one student that brought back two quilts she had made from my classes in the previous two years. This is her gorgeous Petal Pop quilt that she made with April Rosenthal's Sweet Marion fabric. Isn't it just so pretty in those beautiful bold colors!!! And she did her own quilting as well, just so pretty!!!
(FYI, all these patterns are available in my Etsy Shop if you see one you want to make :)
And what a wonderful weekend this retreat was!!! I know I say it every time, but I truly just love being able to teach!!! It is so wonderful to get to share my love for this amazing industry and the wonderful way it allows each of us to create in our own way ;) I can't wait for next year!!!
And if you are in the Utah Area, the Utah Quilt Guild is holding Quilt Fest 2018 in September and I am super excited to be teaching three classes there!!! Maybe I will see you in one of them ;)
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!