|Arrowheads Quilt - No templates, no waste, no kidding!|
Remember this from the Dare to Dresdens Hop?
|The Modern Vortex Quilt - 20" block; 28" x 28" quilt|
This class sells out in every city I teach it in. (Another BYOF; students get the pattern and template in the kits). I am shocked because it was such a "second thought" project I made for the Hop. I was captivated by the early 1900s Vortex quilt that was made by an anonymous quilter so long ago - without a compass, computer or other modern quilting tools. Here is the antique quilt. It is truly divine, don't you think?
|The Vortex Quilt from early 1900s, USA.|
I teach the Good Luck Quilt in just one more city. It is from my book, Supersize 'Em Quilts (2009) and the students get my book as their "kit" - with directions for 21 other quilts. What a bargain for $15, don't you think?
|Block size: 13"; Quilt size: Huge!|
Students bring sets of 4" strips. We sew them together, recut them into squares and then slice them into triangles. Sew the triangles together to form these blocks. Absolutely no fabric waste. I guarantee that your points stay sharp (it's all in the slicing and dicing).
|Four Block Quilt - perfect size for a lap quilt (about 50" square)|
I make my students use colored thread on their muslin sandwiches. I tell them it's Good News, Bad News. Good news because they can see their stitches. Bad News because they can see their stitches. Funny, huh? We all have a good time.
|11" sample of green thread on black batik|
|I took two of my own samples and made a purse!|
I show how a simple shape can be filled with swirls and loops
|Fat Cat from my 2006 Block a Day Calendar|
|Students play with stencils and wash away markers.|
I bring all the hexagon papers (various sizes), fabric, thread, needle and patterns. We will sit and sew without the noise of machines. Here are a few of my samples:
|Simple Grandmother's Flower Garden using 2" hexagons and a little flower in the center|
|Double GFG leftover from another quilt|
|Double GFG (a flower made with 1" hexies layered over a flower made with 1-1/2" hexies)|
|I had several leftover blocks from a quilt which appeared in my first book (AQS 2004)|
|Combined a lot of brights, dots and stripes to make something to keep anyone awake!|
|Spring Bloomers - students will get this pattern as part of the class (a pdf link)|
See you on Wednesday with my Windham Wednesdays creation made with a new collection. And then don't forget that the Pin It! Hop starts on Tuesday. My day is Friday the 13th - Yikes! I just realized that putting those two things together are supposed to be bad luck. Baa Humbug! We're going to have a fun and lucky day this Friday, right? Right!