Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Beginners quilting lessons

Paula and Steff learning binding
For the last two months I have been doing a series of beginners quilting lessons. 4 friends get together once a fortnight and learn four different things. The quilts that are coming out as first quilts are amazing. The piecing is precise, the colour choices are varied and they have even all quilted their own tops together. Very brave ladies.

Lesson 1: how to cut using a rotary cutter and mat, patchworking strips of material

Lesson 2: making squares and the assembly of nine patch blocks

Lesson 3: half square triangles completed two different ways

Lesson 4: pining a patchwork top out with batting and backing, quilting a top

Lesson 5: binding.

Shirley planning her next quilt

Some of the results of lesson 3

All done

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see the finished quilts when I come over in February. x


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