I spent a fun day in the classroom at Cloth and Quilts in Turlock on Monday.
The class began the process of making Scrappy Leaves......and it is a process. Scrappy Leaves was designed by Ilene Bartos and is in her Maple Leaf Quilts book.
I had the girls begin by making a large swatch sheet to organize their backgrounds.
We had two husbands accompany their wives to the class, since they drove a considerable distance to get there. So what do you do with husbands in a quilting class? You put them to work!
The men meticulously glued the fabrics to the large, gridded sheet of paper.
Once their work was done, they headed back to their comfy chairs in the reading room, and promptly fell asleep. This quilting stuff is hard work! They were such good sports and fun to have in class. This picture shows you the great selection of books the shop has to offer.
Once the sheets were done, leaves started being born around the room.
The smaller block on the sheet is a small swatch of the leaf fabric. This method really helps plan out this quilt and keeps you organized.
Making the leaves is a piece of cake once you decide on the placement.
Thank you all for such a great day. You are all well on your way to making a stunning quilt to display proudly.