Back in April many of my friends were taking the Line Drawing Class with Lisa Congdon on creativebug. I really wanted to participate but I knew with the work travel I had lined up and some other household projects that I wouldn’t be able to keep up. Then in May I was reminded again about creativebug during the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day. I saw a post for Susan Beal’s Log Cabin Quilting class and instantly fell in love with the baby quilt. After a bit of research into how creativebug works I signed up for a year subscription. There are many classes that I want to take and I feel like I can accomplish them all in a year’s time. If there are any of them that I want to keep forever I can buy them a la carte if I decide to not renew my subscription. They really are adding new classes all the time. I have vague memories of checking them out last June and their current course catalog has many more classes.
I really enjoyed the class and found Susan’s manner refreshing and helpful in reminding me that everything doesn’t have to be perfect to look great. I know I’ve mentioned before that I got scared off sewing when I learned about squaring up fabric. I am not saying you shouldn’t do it, but it’s nice to be reminded that the world will not end, nor will your quilt crumble into strands because your cut is slightly off. She was very informative and I feel like I learned a lot. I’m excited about the projects I made from the Log Cabin Quilting class. I knocked out three pillows that will grace our sofa in the freshly painted living room (once I get to the store and actually buy some pillow forms!).
The little detail on the back for the envelope enclosure makes me smile. 🙂
I also made a baby blanket. I have a lot of prints and colors going on in this blanket, a few more than the original quilt so it has a bit of a different look. I think you can still see the design pretty easily. The top and back are pieced, Now I need to make the time to baste and quilt it. 🙂
I’ve also started on a lap quilt version of the bably quilt for a friend. It’s all super hush hush but you can see this picture of the prints that I helpfully made B&W. 🙂
I’m also looking forward to making Susan’s Modern Crosses Quilt that hangs in the background for the entire class. I even have some fabric picked out for the crosses. 🙂
Next up on my list of creative bug classes to take are definitely the Line Drawing course by Lisa Congdon and then the Pattern Drafting courses by Cal Patch. I have Cal’s book Design-It-Yourself Clothes and I think the creativebug courses will be the perfect companion piece while I work through the book.
Have you taken any great classes lately? Do you have any creativebug classes that you would recommend?