Getting Ready to Teach Fun Classes!
|Paper Piecing Perfect Points by Debby Kratovil|
|The Kaleidoscope Quilt - 10" blocks|
|Merry Go Round - 12" blocks|
|Toile Garden - featured in new book|
I fussy cut the ladies in the toile and centered them for a spectacular statement. There are 4 center blocks, all joined and then the center is appliqued to the hole in the center.
This little dinosaur quilt top was so much fun to sew. And I shocked myself my being able to sew that center circle into the Flying Geese ring with a 1/4" seam! It just goes to show you that when your sewing is accurate (and that's why I paper piece some quilts), the pieces actually do go together when you are accurate in cutting your templates. I will eventually get this quilted, but I love to show my students what's happening on the backside of a quilt.
I love to answer the question: What If? That is what took me to the next two quilts (yes, we are still in Saturday's class - students get the option of making the two different ways to treat the center).
My Geese Have the Blues is what happens when the center circle is split and sashing is added. This quilt will be featured as one of 13 quilts in my 2014 Quilt Calendar (as will the Merry Go Round quilt above). I used some fun and bold fabrics for finishing up otherwise boring flying geese units. This also is one of my favorites.
|My Geese Have the Blues - 38" x 38"|
|Fun Time at the Circus|
Each of the four units for the quilt centers are 12" finished.