Last Tuesday, I had my first quilting lesson with my very first student. Let me just say now, I'm not sure there is a better student for me. She already gets how awesome quilting and fabric are, and her enthusiasm almost beats mine. Alright, it might even *tie* mine. Point is, this is going to be funsies.
We met earlier to discuss fabric requirements and plans for the quilt design she has picked out (a DP9 with a super fun border) and she went fabric shopping.
Friends, this is what she came back with. All I can say is, yes please. She took the blue print on the far left (which I didn't adequately catch in the photo, of course) and while intending to use that as her backing, she planned the front accordingly. Color me mucho impressed. I remember my first fabric shopping experience as I nervously clung to K in hopes that she would actually pick out every single fabric for me, thus eliminating any possibility that I might mess up.
Obviously, that wasn't a problem for her.
A quick cutting lesson later, and she was off! Since she's hoping to finish her quilt for a 4H exhibition, I'm showing her how to do things with my own projects, and she's handling all of hers from start to finish. And look at that first cut? Yep. Perfection.
I'm totally stoked for lesson number two! We're going to start piecing. :)