Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My pupils are making slow but good progress

My two stitching-babes worked for another session yesterday teatime

Boy, isn't progress slow when you're dealing with newbies? You certainly appreciate how quickly you can get things done if you're not showing someone else how to do something

However both of them stitched and pressed all their strips for the rail fence blocks and cut the nine sub-blocks. They'll stitch them together next week and finally have their first block.
Here is Sarah's in pink, purple, yellow and green
And Megan's in pink and turquoise
Both fun and funky - as they should be for teenagers :o)
And here is evidence of my negligent attitude to task, showing my dreadful 'teaching area'
However did they manage to get anywhere near to that machine to stitch?
Mind you I might add that the water bottles near the drawers and the medikit bags in the foreground are actually from the Fillies Rugby Team - so down to Daddy and Sarah. Sometimes I feel my sewing area is just a general dumping ground for everyone else's rubbish!
However I can't deny it - the rest of the debris is actually mine.

15 comments:

joyce said...

Your students are doing very well. I enjoy teaching my granddaughters to quilt so I know how you feel when they succeed. Sewing machines are mess magnets, I'm convinced.

Dawn said...

Oh they look great! They are doing wonderful! But it is funny how much we forget how slow new quilters can be!

atet said...

Great work for both of the "newbies" -- and good work for the teacher as well! As for the mess -- um, remind me not to post a photo of my own work space! (which since it is the dine-in portion of our kitchen, really should be neater!)

Jane Weston said...

Very good progress. Isn't it scary letting teenagers loose with a rotary cutter!

meggie said...

I like your students blocks, very nice!
As to the mess- how comfortable & relaxed!

Lily said...

If we could all be as fortunate to have you as a teacher Anne! The girls are doing great work. LOL at your sewing room - I think you prefer to craft than clean - me too!!!!

Sweet P said...

Wow! Those blocks are gorgeous. You're right - you can tell the students are teenagers.

Juliann in WA said...

Looks like you students are having fun. Those rail fence quilts are very fun.

Sue Wild said...

The girls have really done well in their first attempt at piecing. It's good to get their interest in sewing, they'll never know when they might have to call on that skill again!

They've chosen some really lovely colours, very girly.

Clare said...

Alex went to a card making class a few months back. She wasn't allowed to use the cutters as she wasn't 16!!

One thing is puzzling me. How do the 3 of you fit in there vvbg.

Love Sarah's colour choice.

kcamou said...

Your pupils are doing brillant work! Must be their wonderful instructor! If I were brave enough to show you "my mess" I promise it would make you feel better.

Shelina said...

Your log cabin apples look great - what a good idea to make scented pot stands. Your students are doing wonderfully - you're right about how incredibly slow it is though.

weirdbunny said...

Wow they have done brilliantly !

loulee1 said...

The girls are doing great. You too for having the patience to help them.

corry said...

The "newbies" did a great job! Both blocks are beautiful and so colourful too!