Before anything else, I need a little advice. In a couple weeks I am going to be teaching a beginning quilting class to some ladies at church and I am not quite sure what to make in the class. I am going to have 45 minutes (ha ha, I know, that's not enough time) and we are making a quilt top. The fabric will need to be cut in advance so that time needs to just be for piecing.
Someone suggested that we make rag quilts, but I have never made one and I am not a huge fan so I would rather do something else. I am thinking that we should just do a baby quilt with big squares (maybe 8" or 10"), but is that too boring? What would you want to make? Thanks in advance. I have never done anything like this so I am a little nervous!
Ok, back to the bee blocks. For August in the do. Good Stitches Wish Circle, Steph
asked us to make Friendship Star blocks using this tutorial
in pink, red, maroon, aqua, or mustard.
September is my month as quilter in the do. Good Stitches Wish Circle so as I was thinking about choosing a block today I starting sewing some scraps together and cutting them apart and sewing them back together and came up with a block that I will be fun. I don't know if this block has a name or if there are other tutorials out there, but I couldn't find one so I wrote up a quick one.
4.5" square Fabric A (the green print)
2.5" x WOF Fabric B (the floral print)
2.5" x WOF Fabric C (the blue/black print)
10" x WOF White Fabric
So here is the tutorial for my fellow Wish Circle members (or anyone else who wants to make the block). Sorry about two tutorials in one week, I can't keep up this pace but it just worked out that way!
|It's a strip block without the paper piecing. |
Alternate these 4 blocks into the layout below and piece together. The finished block is 16.5".