The girls came prepared with their thinking caps on and were ready to dig in to their Patchwork Math book and learn some more formulas to construct additional quilting design components. They all made the same components using their own fabric selections.
It was incredible to look around the room and see the amazing variety of fabric combinations and the different ways the components could be arranged and rearranged.
There were many beginnings for a medallion quilt.
Some have plans for making sampler quilts. I was thrilled when Jenny said she applied the techniques to a quilt she is making that contains lots of flying geese and half-square triangles. She said she saved fabric by making 8 HST at a time and 4 flying geese at a time. In addition, she was so pleased with the accuracy of the components when she used the Bloc-Loc rulers. Once you learn how and when to use the Bloc-Loc rulers, you are on your way to the most accurate blocks you've ever made.
Rose had her components off of the wall before I could get a picture!
The colors and combinations were beautiful.
Candace has taken the class twice so she was going to town on her Geisha Girls.
She purchased a panel, cut it up, and made different components to frame each of the girls. Then she combined other components into blocks which is going to combine into a gorgeous wall hanging.
The girls now have the "tools" in their toolbox to make 12 components any size they want to make them. They can use the components in borders, sashings, in addition to making blocks.
The girls did a fantastic job over the past two class sessions. They worked so hard and it was a pleasure spending time with them.
The Patchwork Math book is available HERE. This is also going to be what I'm teaching in my segment of The Quilt Show.com in June. I'd better get busy and design a whole quilt from the book. Time is running out!