Monday, 15 October 2012

Being a good girl!

I am dutifully working my way through my FAL list, ticking things off, all with the sole intention of giving myself some guilt free sewing fun time!

This morning I finally put the binding on the Dresden mini, thank you for all your fab suggestions, all of which I completely disregarded! In the end I had to go with what I had to hand and used up the apple print on white from the Little Apples line. I had to join like 10 tiny strips to make a piece long enough but it is for me, so I don't mind all the seam joins on the binding. ONE day I WILL learn how to make these joins properly on an angles, until then I am happy to carry on doing it my way!


It is great to have it finished and up on the wall above the sofa with it's other mini buddies. This wall is unintentionally becoming a little mini art wall, they seem to be multiplying! And yes, that is another typewriter mini like I made Hadley in the BQS3. I made them both at the same time, it seemed to hardly take any longer to cut and make 2 together than just the one, I am so glad I did too!!



I've earmarked the space under the typewriter on the left for my fractured oakshott mini :-)

I have also been working on saving the original epp mini I had started for the swap, I have unpicked and removed all the large whole pieces that didn't get doggified. Now I 'just' need to add more to replace the damaged pieces.

I also quilted a pile of my bee blocks that have been arriving in the post. I have decided to try quilt as you go technique for the first time and thought this was an ideal project as I want a quick finish, for no reason other than I love it so much I just want it done!

As for my big news, well, you may not be as wet your pants overwhelmingly excited as I by it, but.....drumroll......... agonisingly annoying pause a'la x-factor.........

Sharpen your pencils and listen carefully, I am going to be teaching!

My local quilt shop asked me some time ago if I would think about teaching for them, I was very flattered but as time went on my confidence (lack of) got the better of me and I didn't follow it up. After a proverbial shove up the backside from Susan last week I finally went in there. WHY did I wait? I practically floated out of the place!

In the new year when littlest one starts preschool part time I will be teaching several classes there. A series of 3 epp classes, a full day wallet/purse class and two morning classes covering zipped pouches and frame purses. I am so excited! Lots of samples to make up for the shop and 'homework' to do to get ready, this weekend I made a start on my epp sample, what else but a rose star block?!



Phew, thank goodness that basting marathon is over! Now I just have to assemble the block, I NEED a thimble asap, a soft one for my middle finger. Does anyone have a great one they can recommend? I have a very sore hole/tunnel in my middle fingertip where the needle keeps disappearing, ouch!

16 comments:

Charlotte said...

eeeeeee!!! that's pretty blimmin' exciting if you ask me! And I love your wall - can't wait to see the perv among all that gloriousness :-D

Sadie said...

How exciting! Do we have to call you 'Miss' now :-)
Love your mini - the binding is lovely :-)
I think I may steal your idea of a 'mini' wall

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I use a clover thimble and it's ok but seems to have stretched a bit so I'd be interested to see what other people recommend.
All your minis look great and I ADORE the dresden :)
Huge congratulations on the teaching, you'll be fab!

Leanne said...

Congratulations on the teaching, I hope it is great fun! And I just love your wall of mini quilts!

Flying Blind... said...

Well done you!!!
Yep, I am always a fan of make one, make another too; I suppose my girls are testament to that!

Susan Standen said...

So pleased you went into the shop and got the teaching spots because you are going to be so good at it. Congratulations!

Catherine said...

Woo hoo, well done on the teaching, what great news for you
Loving your mini

Jessie @ Messy Jesse said...

Love your collection of mini quilts, they look so great all on the wall together :) fabulous news on getting offered to teach quilting too!!! amazing! Best of luck, and don't worry too much, you'll be great - you obviously know your stuff! ;)
Jessie, xo

Jenny-Narcoleptic in a cupboards mum said...

Wow, well done you ! I bet your a fun teacher.

Sarah Lou said...

Woo, go you! I'm sure you'll love teaching, it's really rewarding when you're working with people who want to learn (ie not my Year 9s!) Have fun making the samples too :D
And I'm looking out for any thimble recommendations too, my fingers ache!

Cherie said...

Loving the quilt the Dresdens look great in those prints!

Congratulations on the teaching! Hope all goes well and you have a lot of fun =D

Annabella said...

Congrats Emily - teaching is the best ever job and teaching quilting - AMAZING! You'll be awesome!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Well done on the teaching! And I love your wall of mini quilts!

Cindy said...

AWESOME! I would love to take a class taught by you!
Gorgeous mini, too :)

Celtic Thistle said...

Congratulations on the teaching post, be careful you don't spend all your earnings on the lovely fabric you will be surrounded by :)

Katy Cameron said...

Woot, well done!