Saturday, 1 May 2010

Patchwork & Quilting Course - Week 2 Blocks.

Each week I have been producing three sample blocks for my students. Week 2 was the good old shoo fly block. I decided to use this block to demonstrate how to make half square triangles out of two squares - a skill that every new quilter needs.

For the more experienced quilters in the group I made a block out of four six inch blocks. I love the way that secondary patterns appear in this block.
I also included the churn dash block as it is a variation of the shoo fly. I used the bonus triangles from the string blocks to piece the centre of this one. I really enjoy making blocks out of tiny pieces especially since I learnt they work much better if you press the seams open.


Quilthaze said...

Wish I could come on your course - your samples are lovely and your students are obviously learning great skills!

Maggey and Jim said...

Those blocks are so pretty.. Love how you blended all the colors.