The second class sponsored by the Corn Wagon Quilt Co was Long Tall Sally designed by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. We pretty much had the same fun group of quilters for Long Tall Sally that we had for Wild Air. We lost the girls from Idaho but picked up a few new ladies.
The pattern provides directions for two quilt sizes, 53" x 67 1/2 " and 63" x 72".
Here's Carrie telling us how easy this quilt is to piece, and she was right! You just cut it out, lay it out and start sewing.
I was immediately taken with the custom quilting job on this quilt,
and the light prints have a feather. I just love how the quilting expands into each area of each fabric.
I've had a stack of civil war reproduction fabrics in pink and brown for a couple of years, just waiting for the perfect project.
So my dark fabric choice came easily, the light fabric not so much.
I bought this fabric, cut it out and could have lived with it, but then I found this fabric,
a much better choice I think.
Now I'm trying to decide if I should go scrappy or alternate my browns and pinks to create a secondary pattern.....I'll just have to try out both on my design wall, stay tuned for a picture.
Some of the other fabrics selected for Long Tall Sally were Sweet Water, Lilly and Will and Sophia.
I'm thinking of making my Long Tall Sally even taller, I would like it to stretch across the end of my king size bed, more of bed runner than an actual lap or bed quilt size.
Several ladies completed the first two rows of their quilt in class. I was a little slower. But that's one of the many things I enjoy about a Carrie Nelson class. It's not the type of class where someone shows you step one, then everyone sews step one, and one person gets done lickity split and another person takes forever and a day, and everyone in the middle sits and wonders how one person can be so fast and how another can be so slow. In Carrie's classes everyone just works at their own speed. Got a question, Carrie is quick to to help, and if no one needs help, Carrie still stops by just to make sure you're on track. Some folks are really speedy, I've noticed I tend to piddle. I over pin, fuss with my fabric, and sew at turtle speed, really there's a turtle and rabbit on the speed button of my class machine and I'm all turtle! I'm a big believer in "It's the journey not the destination" and "It's a hobby not a race", but really, I could easily accomplish so much more by loosening up a bit.
How would you like to own a personalized Long Tall Sally pattern?
Just leave a comment letting us know what type of class appeals to you.
I've participated in lecture classes, step by step classes and go at your pace classes. I've taken some wonderful lecture classes from Libby Lehman, Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. But once I got home, my efforts looked nothing like what those experts had made look so easy in class. And since I'm slow, I really dislike the step by step classes, I'm always the one holding up the entire class. Yes, a Carrie Nelson class is just my type of class.
I'll announce the winner on Saturday.
So two classes down, one day of shop hopping, Market and French General posts to go, I hope you stop back by.
Official C n D disclaimer; I purchased the pattern Long Tall Sally, Carrie Nelson did not ask me to blog about this pattern or promote this pattern. If I never blogged about a Carrie Nelson pattern she would not see a difference in pattern sales, she does just fine without any help from me.Print this post