I'm as cool as a cucumber......no pressure here.....none at all......NOT!! I'm teaching my Patchwork Math class at In Between Stitches tomorrow, and Alex Anderson is going to be observing my class!
|Square in a triangle|
|Double Flying Geese|
|HST - 8 at a time|
|3-color quarter square triangles|
|2-color quarter square triangles|
|Square in a square|
I explain how to break complex blocks up into manageable components. Once you recognize the different components of a block, it then becomes easy to re-size the block into any size you want since you have the formulas in your reference manual and begin to store them away in your brain's math compartment. (I'm always doing some major housekeeping in that part of my brain!)
This block contains: 4 Squares in a triangle, 8 HST, 4 Quarter square triangles, 4 Flying Geese, 1 Square in a square, and 12 regular squares.
I'm going to take some advise from my friend Nancy from Nancie Anne Quilts. She said to teach those butterflies to fly in formation darlin'! In my case, I'll be teaching the Flying Geese to fly in formation.
I also thought about serving Mimosas in the morning and Margaritas in the afternoon. My friend Shelley thought it was a good idea, and would enhance the class (although accuracy would decrease!)
I will be sequestering myself away in my quilting room today, refining my teaching techniques, practicing and then practicing some more. There just might be some praying going on too!