I did find a place called MIY Studio in a nearby town that teaches quilting. I went to the studio to find times and classes, but was quickly discouraged when told the earliest new class is in February.
Not wanting to wait, I quickly started scouring the internet for any information on quilting. There is a mountain of information, but I wanted more of a classroom setting. So I quickly turned to Craftsy for a beginning quilt class.
I found Learn to quilt: Cozy throw quilt. I quickly printed out the list of supplies needed and watched Amy Gibson explaining the quilt we would make.
I went to Joann's to purchase the needed fabric for the top of the quilt. I found jelly rolls on clearance for $5. Being I need 2 1/2" x 42" strips of fabric in different colors, which is what a jelly roll is, this worked out perfect. I did learn these are junior jelly rolls because they have 20 strips of fabric, whereas a jelly roll has 40 strips. I bought three of them, then discovered for the 60" x 60" quilt in this class, one roll would be enough.
Junior jelly roll
|Some of the Junior jelly roll unrolled|
2 1/2" strips
Using my Bernina 1001 I sewed the strips together in groups of three. For a total of 12.
Some of the finished strips sets.
Next time I will turn these strip sets into blocks for my quilt.
I went to Joann's and MIY Studio, so I did get out of the house.
Thanks for stopping.