Monday, December 26, 2011

Quilting Boot Camp: Day 1

That's right: BOOT CAMP! Five days, three students: come with fabric, leave with a quilt. (Or that's the goal, anyway...) I thought about dressing in camo and combat boots today and wearing a whistle-- "that's a generous quarter inch, not a scant quarter inch: drop and give me 20!"-- but instead I decided to go with a playlist that was 3 hrs of Eye of the Tiger.

HA. Just kidding. I only made them listen to it once. (So far... bwahahaha.)

Day 1: Cutting the fabric

We are making a disappearing nine-patch pattern, for which we need a total of 108 8" squares.

Our three brave recruits... I mean students: Christine, Jordana and Karen.

Less chatting, more cutting! Drop and give me 20!
HA! Gotcha again, it's all cool. :0)

Christine's color palette is phenomenal! All Merimeko prints purchased at the Crate and Barrel outlet. JEALOUS. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Tomorrow we'll start piecing the squares together!

What are other good montage songs I should download for my montage mix? We're gonna need all the 80's-stye adrenaline pumping we can get come basting day!


Anonymous said...

While Eye of the Tiger is my favorite, I'm also quite partial to Hit Me With Your Best Shot and Take Me Home Tonight. :) have fun! Miss you! -Tiana

wifemotherexpletive said...

that is the best kind of bootcamp i could ever imagine. getting all dreamy for fabric cutting...