Thursday, July 02, 2015

win my craftsy class!

Hello, hello! I'm super nervous and a little excited to announce that my Craftsy class is scheduled to released next week! I haven't really said much about it since I spilled the beans in May, but today I'd like to share a little bit about the projects in my class. I plan to write a post about the process another day...it was quite an experience! At the end of this post, I will offer you a chance to win my class!
I designed this colorful row quilt specifically for my Craftsy class. The quilt features 10 different rows of patchwork. In the class, I share tips on fabric selection and walk through the construction of each block/row, step by step. 
In the end, I used over 170 unique fabrics from my stash to make this quilt. (It was FUN!)
Rather than using a plain white background for the quilt, I used a small black and white polka dot. It tones down all that bright happy color (in the best way, of course) and gives it a bit of a vintage feel.  This version is BIG, measuring 72" x 96". I love how it turned out so very much!
I also offer a smaller option--a baby size---which uses some of the same elements of the large row quilt. This is a good way to explore some of the techniques, but with the ability to finish the quilt more quickly. The baby version was made in a completely different color way, which changes the overall look and feel of the quilt. I love to explore and imagine all the possibilities that you can obtain by simply changing up the fabric choices. I would love to make yet another version of the large row quilt, but this time using all Denyse Schmidt fabrics. I think it would be fabulous!
If you would like to win my class, you can enter here. (You must be a craftsy member or you can sign up to become one, if you aren't already.) If you win, you can tell me what you think about the class, because I'm not sure that I will be able to watch it myself. :)
 
(By the way, isn't that last photo funny? I laughed out loud so hard when I saw it. I hope it gives you a chuckle, too!)


75 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh that is fabulous! All of it, the quilt, the pictures! Of course I'm going to enter :) Thanks!

Patricia said...

Beautiful quilt! Would love to take the class! I'm sure it's awesome!

Joan said...

Congratulations! Love your quilt! So bright and cheery! Your class will be great.

pam said...

How fun!! I love the Craftsy classes. Looks like you were playing Peek-a-Boo in that last picture. LOL pam

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

your class looks like so much fun! so does the picture of you! Congratulations on your Craftsy class!!!

Janet M said...

Going on my wish list! Another Funtastic Crazy Mom quilt - love it!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Congratulations!!

barbara woods said...

congrats, i would love to win

Suzanne said...

Kudos and happy dances and rounds of applause. That's a FANTASTIC quilt design. It's so you!

Becky said...

I love the quilt and would love to know how to make it!

Sandra Walker said...

Great quilt! So exciting for you to have done this, but I totally get the not able to watch oneself comment. And that last photo--made me smile a big goofy smile!

lsymank said...

Love the quilt colors and would love to take the class!!

sally in st. paul said...

It would be fun to have you in my home (even if it is on my computer).
Sally in Saint Paul

Denise Russell said...

How wonderful, Amanda! Both the quilt and the fact that your class will be out soon. It sounds like it was a stretch for you but I bet you were just awesome!

pingraham said...

I am so excited for your class! Thank you so much for putting this together. I absolutely LOVE this quilt! I can see how much I will learn from you as we complete it through the class. You have made my day!

Heide said...

Congrats on the class! Your quilt is so fun, it is amazing!

Kimberly said...

Congrats! That is a lovely quilt. I can only imagine how much work this endeavour was...kudos!

Michelle said...

I. Love. That. Quilt. It's beautiful! I'm sure your class is great. I'm going to have to look into taking it just so I can make that fabulous quilt. :)

Pauline G said...

Love the quilts - so off to enter!

Judy said...

I love your quilt! I love living vicariously through your quilting adventures. Thank you!

Elke Scharmer said...

Yes, I love your quilt and the oportunity ( Is this the right word?) to enter.
Greetings from Germany
Elke

Southern Gal said...

I love the black dots on white for the background! I hope I win! I would love to join in your class.

Linda said...

I can't wait to hear your voice. You make me laugh out loud on nearly every one of your posts. I love your humor. Love the colors in the quilt.

Tracybug Creative said...

Amanda Jean, I'm not sure who's bigger dream come true this is, yours or mine! I've wanted to take a class from you since I read your first blog post on teaching a class and then deciding to do more of that! *creepyblog stalker status that I remember that? Pretty giddy about it!

kathy said...

Congratulations!!! Your class will be great! Scrap quilting taught by the Pro.

suzannevh said...

Congratulations! I've learned a lot from reading your blog so I'm sure your class will be fantastic.

Paige said...

Congratulations on the class! So exciting!

Anne said...

The last picture really is funny! I dislike hearing my voice on video-- but I imagine your voice will be great. I look forward to your tips on fabric selection.

Cori said...

Congrats on the class, the row quilt is awesome. Love the fabrics used

MariQuilts said...

Congrats.....how fabulous!!!!!

Marlene said...

Congratulations on your class. The quilt looks great and I'm a lover of brights so look forward to next week and the class release. I'm a bit of a Craftsy junkie so what's one more class!!!

Dody said...

I'm always up for the opportunity to learn new things. I hope I win! Thank you.

Leanne said...

I am certain that your class is great, but I totally get the difficulty watching oneself on video. If I don't win I will be buying it and I will let you know after I watch.

leanne said...

wow how exciting - can't wait to see your class - I love Craftsy and it will be such fun seeing you in real life !!

Oops-Lah said...

I'm looking forward to taking your class. If I don't win, I will definitely buy it !

roxi said...

So HAPPY I finally get to take a class from you!! yay!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have never pieced a quilt and would love to win your class to give it a try!!
Congratulations!! Your talent has been recognized yet again.
xx, Carol

Mimi's Quilts said...

Although your smile is missing in the last photo, your color selections always make me smile!

Kate Hammann said...

Looks like so much fun!

Rhona45 said...

Would love to win this class, love the quilt and congrads on your crafty class!

Alejandra Balanzario said...

Congratulations on your first class, this quilt is amazing would love to win this class

Shifra Goldenson said...

Thank you. I'd love to win. Love the quilt.

Katherine said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on teaching your first class on Craftsy! What wonderful news and such gorgeous quilts (especially love that last photo :o). Happy and excited for you, Amanda Jean and sure this is only the beginning. yippee!!!!

Happy Independence Day!

Marla said...

Congratulations on your Craftsy launch! The project looks like a lot of fun. It will be interesting to learn about the process you went through to get the class filmed. I had to laugh at your final picture. A friend wanted me to use one like that for my avatar, but I haven't committed to that yet.

Kathleen C said...

Congratulations to you! And I love the quilt (but, I love all your designs, it seems). The last photo is too funny -- it reminds me of "Kilroy was here". HAPPY BIRTHDAY and HAPPY 4th!!!

margaret said...

this looks a great quilt to make, bit concerned by row 8 though curves!!
I am a member of craftsy.

Good to see you having a class on there I know it will be popular, enjoying working on my scrap vortex at the moment

jenni said...

I was thinking how cute you look in that picture! I'm super excited because I really struggle matching scrap fabrics!

Kay Nelson said...

Love the quilt! Great idea to learn many techniques. Please enter me in the drawing.love the fun picture of you BTW

Cynthia Samples said...

Love it!

Arita said...

Gorgeous quilts, would live to win your class.

Karen said...

Looks like a great way for a beginner like me to learn a lot of blocks!

Sorcha girl said...

Love the concept of the row quilt--gives an opportunity to learn new techniques and variety of sewing techniques. The orange peel block is one I have on my list. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

Pamela said...

Absolutely love the quilt you are hiding behind. The fabric selections are sweet! I hope I win but if not, I'll come any way.

Abigail Sheridan said...

What a wonderful quilt and what a wonderful giveaway!! Just popped over to Craftsy to enter - fingers crossed!

Jittina said...

Your quilt looks fabulous! I love the colors. I've already entered, now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I win ;-)

genie said...

You are definitely my favorite quilter of all time. I have followed you for years. Congrats on your Craftsy class. You are so talented that I know it will be a super success. That first row quilt really excites me. How in the world did you do it?????? So creative. Hope I am the winner. It would be my first. Happy Fourth. genie

OhioLori said...

Love your Quilt!!! Beautiful!!!

Mary Jo said...

I think that is a really cute photo. Congrats on doing a crafty class. I have done a couple classes and I think it's a great idea. Would love to win your class.

Daytona Damsel said...

Oh I love the quilt. Thanks for a chance to win the class. Yes that last picture is cute. :)

Debbie

Ioleen said...

From the pictures in your post your class is going to be fun, fun, fun. Thank you for the chance to win.

Linda Satkowski said...

Love the colors in the quilt! I haven't taken a crafty course, but this would be a great start!

Diane said...

Congrats on your class! I am hooked on Craftsy so I'm sure it won't be long before this one gets added to my list.

Jak and Will by Stephanie said...

What a fun quilt!
Congrats on finishing your first class!

Veronica said...

I would love to win this class!! How fun!

Jeneta said...

I love that last photo!!!

SuperMomNoCape said...

I saw that photo on instagram and it made me smile!!

Love your row quilts!

KatieQ said...

It's a beautiful quilt. I bet it will be a fun class.

LizA. said...

Congrats! What a fun quilt.

rachelle pare said...

congratulations, its beautiful. i would love to take the class. thanks for the opportunity

Sara Fiedler said...

I would love to win this class and get the opportunity to learn from you almost in person and make this beautiful quilt :).

Sandra W said...

Yes, I would love to win your class. I am a Crafty member and love it.
Thanks for the giveaway. I will look for your class.

WanakaJules said...

Congratulations on the new role. I always find combining scraps difficult to get a theme going.

Carol said...

It's a lovely quilt and a baby quilt would be fun to make also.

DeeDee said...

Congratulations on your Craftsy class! I absolutely love Craftsy and I haven't bought a quilting class in a while because the last few have been aimed at beginners. But the promo for your class has me chomping at the bit! I can't wait to dive into my stash and make this quilt. You look like you are comfortable in front of the camera. I found you and your blog because of Craftsy and I've added you to my blog reader. I love it when Craftsy introduces me to knew things. Again, congratulations!

Pat said...

I must have missed the chance to enter, but that's okay. I am enrolled in lots of Craftsy classes and I love them and I'm sure I'll love yours, too. Congratulations!!!