I had a fun experience this week, and since it has everything to do with scrappiness, I want to clue you all in on it too!
Sunday night I received an email from Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps blog, BluPrint classes, QuiltCon, and loads of other places. Now, I love Christina to pieces - I met her in person in one of her classes at QuiltCon in Savannah and we spent two hours at lunch sitting on the grass outside, eating and talking up a storm. She's fun and sweet and a very talented quilter and teacher. So when I get an email from her, I sit up and listen! She was a victim of the recent BluPrint closing, having prepared a class that was due to be filmed right about the time that they announced their closing - so she decided to film it herself!
If you've ever taken one of Christina's classes, you know she's a great and engaging teacher, managing to keep the attention of long-time quilters while not overwhelming the newbies.
I mean, look at those gorgeous pillows! The technique is great for using some of your favorite little scraps, and quick enough that you could easily knock out a couple of pillow covers in a day.
You probably know already that Christina is a great teacher of free motion quilting, and in this video she takes you through how to learn a new quilting design (doodling is your friend!) and makes it all look easy. She demonstrates this design, and also explains how to do the straight line quilting you can see in the pillow in the class icon.
She even shows you how to finish your pillow cover with an envelope closure back, and has the neatest. trick. ever. to get beautiful corners.
And the very very best part? If you go to her blog (click here) she has a code for a 25% discount on the class fee that's available for the next week!
So thank me later, but go over and sign up for her class - you won't be sorry!