I started taking yoga classes at the Life Style Enrichment Center and noticed the schedule included a quilting class. Quilting? Someone who never sewed anything her whole life! Something to contemplate.
Sewing has never been my forte. I love to cook but sewing, no way. I would send anything that needed repair to Gabe's mother who is a wiz with a needle. When they moved to Canada I would send anything that needed mending to her.
Gabe has strongly encouraged me to get out of the house. He wants to me try different things. The chair yoga was the first new adventure. Maybe quilting would work for me.
My first step was to pick out material. Once I decided what I wanted Stephanie( my instructor) cut squares from the difficult decision on what material I wanted in the quilt .
Once the squares were cut I positioned them to the pattern I wanted to make.
Nancy ( another instructor) had the chore of showing me the next step in creating the quilt.
Placed the squares facing each other and measured 1/4 of an inch on each square. Hand sewed the squares to make a row of six. They do not allow you to use a sewing machine. Everything on the quilt has to be done by hand.
The quilt will have seven rows down and 6 across. That's the plan so far.
Note: I enjoyed this step except the ironing, which isn't my thing. I added a towel to the coffee table and used that as my ironing board.