I have been teaching Blooming Nine Patch classes once or twice a year for several years now and it seems to be as interesting now as back when I started. My sister Robin and I bought fabric to make Blooming Nine Patches in California a long time ago. I made mine and realized that fabric choices were even more important than we had thought. After making my first Blooming Nine Patch, I made a second one that had much more effective fabric choices.
I do want to mention that the first quilt was a very nice quilt and in fact is on my bed right now. I still like it but it didn’t “bloom”.
There were three students tonight and here are their fabric selections. They are very different choices and I can wait to see how they turn out. They all cut their strips tonight and got organized with the baggie labels that I made for each of them.
First is Kathy – she started out with a five fabric, one yard bundle and we found other fabrics to go with hers. They are lovely pinks and browns.
Next is Linda. She bought the floral fabric in the center during shop hop and that is what we used to select the other fabrics around it. She loves bright colors.
Last is Caroline. She decided on batiks. Yummy, yummy batiks.
They have a month to work on their nine patches before we meet again. At the second meeting we will lay out their quilts so they can take them home and sew them together.
I can’t wait to see what their quilts look like.