The Refresher Course

The Refresher Course

This greeted us this morning.  It’s not really sticking.  Right now it’s mostly just blowing around.  I think the same flakes are just blowing back and forth across  my window.  Guess it’s still winter for another month or so.

You learn something new from every class, even if the class turns out not to be your thing.  We hear this all the time, mainly because it’s true.  And not just for quilting.  Last week I took a three day art class that was a lot of review.  It was great!  I tend to get so wound up in how I want something to turn out that I forget the basic lessons.  One of those for watercolor is to let the paint do what it’s going to do.  Watercolor is not for control freaks.  What you think you want tends to be more of a suggestion.  For drawing, it’s putting down what you see, not what you think you should see.

None of these things are new lessons for me.  I’ve taken drawing and watercolor classes before.  The truth is that sometimes we all have to take a step back and relearn the basics.  One more time.  And then again later.  And maybe next year.  Same goes for quilting.  Every once in a while it’s good to remember to cut and sew accurately.  Review a Sally Collins book.  Slow down, take a deep breath and remember the basics.

The biggest problem with art classes is they make me want to just hang around and play with my art toys.  So I do.

I started to quilt on what I think I’m going to call “Sewist’s Delight.”

(The fabrics in the centers are prints about sewing.)  Naturally, I don’t have enough of the dark blue thread so I’ll have to get back to it in a few days.  It’s not like I don’t have a dozen more things to work on.

The Frosty Day pattern (above) is ready and will be added to the shopping page.  It’s a 3, 6, 9 pattern so the blocks are basic and give you the freedom to make it yours.  There’s still some winter left.

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Stay warm and Quilt For Fun!



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