“I am a brand new quilter!” She said!
“This is my first ever workshop!” She said!
“I hope this isn’t hard, because it looks hard, and I’m very nervous!” She said!
“Trust me!” I said in reply.
This is the easiest quilt EVER and a great way to bust those large hunks and chunks – those unloved layer cakes and languishing fat quarters!
And if students come with their squares already cut, we get down to the nitty-gritty of matching pairs of squares with right sides together, slicing them into giant half square triangles, trimming and squaring and away we go!
And here’s even a better hint for you:
This quilt is assembled in rows. And until you know which row and which orientation your block is going to end up in….DO NOT PRESS ANY BLOCKS until rows are assembled! Leave them ALL UNPRESSED!
Then once in rows, you can press the seams in row 1 all the way to the right, the seams in row 2 all the way to the left, the seems in row 3 all the way to the right, etc. See this photo?
The seams will nest with each other all the way across and down the quilt! Hooray for easy!
Baby quilt top! DONE!
How’s that for our brand new quilter in her first ever workshop? She is scared NO MORE! Of course, we were all cheering madly!
Another VERY VERY cool thing learned in class from a student:
Liz is a POWER sewer, and she came prepared to make this quilt either queen or king size ---busting those scraps in a rainbow of colors.
Liz’s blocks partway through class on her portable design floor!
By the end of class she had this and more!
I asked her about her wonderful thing…she said she used a mailing tube, or upholstery tube,home dec fabric, and fusible fleece to make this. Basically make it any size you want, but I believe this is 2 yards long.
Iron the fleece to the back side of the heavier home dec fabric. Liz used a zig zag stitch to attach binding all the way around it. Then simply hot glue one end of the design floor around the card board tube.
At the end of the day she simply left her blocks in place, rolled the whole thing up and took it home! When she gets home she can simply unroll it and her blocks will still be in place.
You can also hang it on a wall by putting hooks in the ends of the tube. Isn’t this awesome? Thanks Liz!
There are a ton of photos of our wonderful sewing day.
You will find the pattern for Scrappy Mountain Majesties under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.
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|Scrappy Mountain Majesties, Tulsa OK 2015|
I’m heading home this afternoon!
But there are a couple of hours left to relax before I’m being picked up – guess who will be sewing more H blocks in her room?
Yep. That would be me!
See you soon, North Carolina!
I’m looking forward to Quilt-Cam tomorrow -- Monday evening – so write it down, plan for it – we haven’t had it for a while and I only have a few days before heading out to Maine – so we better DO IT!
Monday, March 23 at 9pm EST! I’ll see you there.