Sunday, 14 March 2010

Patchwork and Quilting Course - Week 1.

On March 2nd I started teaching my first Patchwork and Quilting course and of course I want to share my progress and the progress of my students.
I have 20 students, 10 in the morning and 10 in the afternoon, all lovely ladies keen to learn about patchwork and quilting.
The students range from absolute beginners to very talented quilters and it is great to have such a mix of abilities in the class.

Week 1 was all about string blocks as I wanted to get everyone stitching without worrying about a perfect quarter inch seam or exact cutting.
I made three sample blocks each made up of four subunits which were joined together. The strings were all sewn onto thin fabric foundations.

The first block was for the experienced quilters - the four units were joined using sashings .
The other two blocks, for the beginners, show the alternative ways that the units can be joined to give two different blocks.
The strips were pieced onto 7 inch foundation squares which were trimmed to 6.5 inches and then joined together to form a 12.5 inch block.
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Jude said...

I'm so glad your first week went well...please keep posting everyone's progress.

Heckety said...

That's very clever! And glad its going well!