and I deserve it. My last post commented about quilters who put up eye candy of an array of fabrics, claiming they will use it to make a particular pattern. I don’t work that way, always changing pattern and/or fabrics while the quilt is in process. But…
Today I went to Inspirations, one of my favorite local quilt shops, and bought
I intend to use these fabrics to make that pattern:
And these fabrics to make that pattern:
In my defense, I’m developing a class on medallions for beginning quilters. Rather than step them through a sampler, I’ll teach construction of blocks and units in a medallion format. So these fabrics for that pattern will allow me to make samples in two different colorways.
Note the units and blocks they can learn: variable star, half-square triangles, and puss in the corner blocks. Of course the star requires flying geese. And I don’t know about you, but figuring out sizing for corner blocks — even plain ones — baffled me when I was a new quilter. I think it can be fun, challenging, and help them create beautiful quilts.
So yes, today I am laughing at myself. But there’s a method to my madness!
Did you make a sampler as one of your first quilts? What block or technique gave you the most fits as a new quilter?