Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Beginning, A Middle, and Two Ends

On April 29th  three junior high home-schoolers are coming here for their first quilt lessons.  Anna and Natalie both want to do Flying Geese baby quilts; Natalie's brother David likes half-square triangles and wants to do a Bear's Paw quilt.  The technique used in both of these patterns is similar.  David is going to use a dark blue background and has some bold prints for the paws.  Anna too is using a dark background with bright geese.  Natalie wants a light background with some purple and green geese.  We're going to try to do this project in three lessons with homework.  Of course I think this will work and be a great introduction to quilting!

This is a rough draft of the third sports quilt.  Cutting up the jerseys was first.  Then was time for the layout.  Mom Joanne came over and tweaked the layout.  Now these jerseys just need to be attached to the red sashing, and then it's ready for quilting.  This quilt will have a navy background and binding.
This sports jersey quilt is the first one of the three to be completed.  It's the one with the camouflage backing.  Despite the inflexibility of some of the jerseys, this quilt has a wonderful softness and usability.  Click on the picture to see the detail of the long-arm quilting, done by Frank of T and F Quilting Studio

The other end is this Jinny Beyer tote, and I think it's something I'll use a a lot. It's perfect for toting projects and fabrics. There are two lovely deep pockets inside, and the lining is the same light teal fabric as the feature triangle.  The pattern recommended using two layers of batting.  Instead I used Soft and Stable by  Soft and Stable has given this bag a great shape, softness, and flexibility.  It really is the ideal lining.



Carol G said...

The tote bag is SO fabulous. You will get lots of comments when you carry it. I look forward to seeing the posts of your 3 upcoming classes.

Anonymous said...

Love this tote. Really like your choices in colors. Curious whose fabric you used. I recognize the bottom ones as jinnybyers, but the top part, is that jinny byers too?
Julie M