Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Beyond Beginners – Lesson 3

This month we are working on half square triangles and making a quilt.  The one in the book (Pat Sloan’s) is a very large nine block quilt that ends up being 81 inches square.  Most of the people in class don’t want to make that large a quilt so I recalculated the pattern and fabric requirements to make it a 4 block quilt.  With borders it will be about 60 inches which will be a good sized lap/couch quilt.

There were only two students.  One decided to make the nine block quilt but instead of 4 of one color combination and 5 of the other, she is making each block from one Amy Butler fabrics, along with white.  Here are her fabrics.

She also has a couple of solid fabrics that she might use as part of her background.  These are great fabrics and her quilt is going to be wonderful.

Here are the other student’s fabrics.


She is not an experienced quilter, having only taken one one-hour beginners class at another shop.  It turns out that she wasn’t really prepared for the class so we concentrated on making sure she could cut correctly and learning how to sew a perfect 1/4 inch seam.  She is going to sign up for my beginners class.  In the meantime, she is going to continue to cut out her quilt and it will be ready to sew when she has more experience.  Sounds like a good plan.


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