Yesterday the classroom at In Between Stitches was filled with creativity. The girls put on their thinking caps, dusted off their math skills, and dug right in making components from my Patchwork Math book.
They began by making half square triangles, 8 at a time using squares. Then we moved on to quarter square triangles and their blocks started coming together. We worked our way through the equations first, then concentrated on the piecing techniques.
We progressed to corner in a triangles, square in a square and flying geese.
Then the playing began. It was a great deal of fun watching the girls arrange their components. They turned pieces every which way and came up with some beautiful blocks. This group of girls were so much fun......even Frick and Frack. (Sorry, inside joke, but you know who you are!)
The girls now have the equations to make all of these above components any size they need for blocks, sashings or borders. They are only limited by their imaginations. Part II of this class is next month, and I know they are going to soar with creativity.
It's a good thing to go outside you comfort level, stretch your brains, and do something totally outside the box. I'm convinced that quilting keeps your brain active and engaged. I'm off to engage my brain in some housekeeping....B-O-R-I-N-G.....but it has to be done before I can start playing.