Well, I went for my first Rag Quilt lesson today. There were six of us in the class and the teacher was great. She was very patient and helpful. The only problem was that everyone in the class had already made rag quilts before and were there to learn this pattern. This is obviously not a beginner's pattern and I am a beginner. The second problem was that she said I didn't have enough material. That was interesting because she was the one that told me how much to buy when I went in to sign up for the lesson. Long story short, she said I had to make my squares smaller and my quilt would be smaller. I was disappointed, especially considering how much I had paid for the material, but I figured at least I would know how to make the quilt. We started tearing the material and sewing, and I am so excited to say that I was able to do it. My squares are much smaller than everyone else's, but when I got home I realized that I have a lot of extra material left over, so I am thinking that I might have had enough after all. I am going to try to use the extra material today to construct more squares and then cut the squares for the back of the quilt. We will put it all together at the lesson next week. She will really be surprised when she finds out I was able to make it larger after all. Everyone else had 20 10-inch squares and I only had 16 7-inch squares. I am hoping that I can fix it. Anyway, the main lesson here is that this is not the pattern to start learning about rag quilts. Hopefully Jodie will still be willing to help us out at a later date with an easier pattern.
I would like to think that I can't be described in a short paragraph. Some adjectives that come to mind: curious, caring, kind, generous, excitable, motivated, emotional, fun, organized. What do you think? Claire