Sunday, January 2, 2011

Quilting 101

I had a wonderful afternoon today with Monica and Sarah.  We made "Hole in the Barn Door" blocks at JoAnn's.  It is always a bit chilly in the classroom in the winter, but poor Monica had a hard time feeding the fabric thru the machine and staying warm at the same time.  She did a wonderful job at piecing and is a natural with the rotary cutter!  Who knew?  A new skill found in the new year is what we all should be looking for!!
But she managed to push on thru the cold and created and wonderful block.  I think I will call it "Fire in the Hole"!  lol  Her dear husband helped her select the fabrics and he did a wonderful job.  Bright colors scream at me all the time and these are really calling my name.  Nice job, Monica (and hubby)!
Sarah choose traditional colors and this block is so pretty!!!  I just love brown and blue together!!! And to quote Sarah, "This class was FABULOUS!"  Thank you for the kind words, Sarah.  Your block is pretty fabulous itself!!!
So, two more quilters added to the roster!!  If all you ever did was make half-square triangles and rail fence blocks, you could create amazing works of art for the rest of your life and NEVER get bored!!!  Check out a few of these beauties:
http://www.straw.com/equilters/library/blocks/HalfSqTriangles.html
http://quiltinginct.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html
http://quilting.about.com/od/quickpiecingtechniques/ss/halfsquaretria.htm
http://www.straw.com/equilters/library/blocks/HalfSqTriangles.html

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