Tuesday I delivered a finished quilt and a top to one of my favorite quilt shops, Inspirations in Hills, IA. I’ll be teaching a five-week class there beginning October 16. The pieces I delivered will serve as samples, and hopefully will attract a few more students to join the fun.
My original design incorporates some great basic lessons in some simple blocks. We’ll make puss-in-the-corners, snowballs, flying geese, half-square triangles, and variable stars. Combined with reinforcement on that 1/4″ seam, cutting and pressing, and careful construction, the students can look forward to success.
Here is the EQ7 drawing I used to plan this one:
Take another look. The half-square triangles are placed differently in the drawing than in the fabric sample.
And the other, quilted sample, with a completely different look:
One of the lessons for students will be trying those triangle squares a number of different ways before sewing them together. It’s a good design lesson, along with those in construction.
I’m looking forward to this class, and seeing how different these quilts will turn out given different colors and patterns.