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My students’ quilts!

Posted on: March 31, 2011

Here are just a few of the quilts my students have been working on. I have to say my design was quite ambitious for beginners, even for seasoned quilters. 12 different 8″ blocks, surrounding a 16″ house block, using 15 different colors or so. My idea was to teach them the basic blocks and techniques used in quilting. A few of the ladies had never appliqued before, others had never paper pieced. We learned several ways to make HST and Flying Geese. We did some hand applique and machine applique, and yes bias binding for the stems and handles. We learned to make “perfect circles” and how to nest the seams when putting blocks together. We learned to really like paper piecing! We discussed pressing and squaring up blocks, applying borders and how to make the sleeves. We talked about what we didn’t like about a technique and which ones we really liked. One thing became evident they all looked forward to seeing what each other had accomplished. It wasn’t about following a pattern or making identical designs. It was about opening up your mind to new ideas, trying new things and making their decisions on how they wanted their quilt to look. I think they turned out great! One more week to go.

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1 Response to "My students’ quilts!"

Great quilts!!!

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