New Skills

More than I thought

I was talking with a friend the other week, and she said it made her the happiest as a quilty-educator when she was in a position to watch people push themselves, and learn new skills. At the time, I grimaced with the thought that I’m not usually the best at getting outside my comfort zone.

But then I was thinking about it, and I realised that I’ve done quite a bit this year – and most of it involved learning new skills.

I’ve made my first ever piece of clothing.

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This skirt was a pretty big deal for me! I hadn’t really tackled anything beyond the standard straight-line before this. It includes a zipper and everything! I am so happy with how it turned out! And it has the perfect amount of fabric to be a great twirly-skirt 😀

I ran my first quilt class.

People actually came! And made quilts! That’s amazing to me!
I also ran some highschooler classes, and had a LOT of fun in the process!

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I have another two quilt classes lined up for October and November, and I’m SO keen.

I conquered curves and made a hoop quilt.

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Originally, I joined Gen X Quilter’s Hoop-quilt-along, which was meant to take about 4 weeks. I took about 2 months, and those drunkards path blocks were a significant factor in my procrastination! I also made bias binding for the first time in this project. I think it all turned out pretty well, though!

All of the fabric used in this hoop quilt is from Dapper by Luke for Moda and Moda Bella White

I made my first ever English Paper Pieced hexies.

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This is definitely an addiction… they are just SO pretty! But what to do with them all???

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I’ve learned how to Foundation Piece.

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I attended one of Marcelle’s skill-builder workshops, and I’m really glad I did. I made the above circle of flying geese during the class, and then got a bit adventurous and attempted a Scottie Dog (pattern from Love Patchowrk and Quilting Mag) the following week. I love it! Those accurate points just make it so worth it!

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So there you have it, apparently I really can push myself outside of my comfort zone! At least, I can where sewing is concerned 😉

What new skills have you learnt this year?

 

 

2 thoughts on “More than I thought”

  1. You are soooo clever and a great student but I think you forgot the biggest thing you have accomplished this year and that is using the quilting machine.

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