Monday, 2 November 2015

Adventures in teaching - part one

I've done quite a lot of teaching this year, and I thought it might be nice to share some of my students' work here.

Class photos 2015

First up are the ladies who took my Modern Baby Quilt class at Stitchbird.  Over the course of four sessions we covered cutting, piecing, assembling the quilt top, basting, quilting and binding.  Everyone did amazingly well, and got to the point of starting the quilting on their quilt in the last class. 

Class photos 2015

This quilt is super simple, which is perfect for beginners, but has enough happening that class participants can really put their own spin on it with fabric choices and quilting designs.  Seeing the different choices people make is one of my favourite parts of teaching.  While my students were working on this quilt, I made my own version (outside class time, of course).  You can check it out here, together with other previous versions here and here.

Class photos 2015

Next up is some of the work that came out of my foundation paper piecing class, also at Stitchbird. The pattern I've used here is, of course, Artisania's Lil' Fox pattern, and you can see my class sample cushion here.

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 I actually ran this class twice last year, because there was so much interest after the first class, and it was a lot of fun.  It is a technique class, so only takes two hours, and participants leave with a partially completed fox block and the skills to finish it at home and tackle other foundation paper piecing projects on their own.

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I know that a few of these foxes have made their way into finished projects - like these cushions made by Kerry and Bridget.

Class photos 2015

Another class I taught twice this year was a class based on my Soft and Stable Tote Bag tutorial.

Class photos 2015

I taught this one at both Stitchbird and Nancy's Stitch Studio, and had a blast each time.

Class photos 2015

I know, as a student, that it's so satisfying to come out of a class with a finished project, and my participants left each class with a fully completed tote bag each, which was awesome!

I was going to share all of my class photos for the year in a single post, but writing it up, there are a lot, so I think I will spread them over a couple of posts.  Come back later in the week for part two...

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4 comments:

Camilla said...

Nice! You have been busy Adrianne!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Lucky people to have learnt from you! They are lovely projects, perfect for a class situation - good on you for sharing your talent and love of crafting.

SarahZ said...

This is such fun to see! Thanks for sharing them...glad there are more photos to look forward to! I just love to see the variety of choices made, side by side!

Monika Karwowska said...

Piękne :)