If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Taking a class

It has been a while since I have taken a class at the quilt store. I don't know why I waited so long, they are so much fun and I always learn something.The quilt we are making is this Granny Square, which was a pattern that was in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine some years back. I went looking for my magazine copy but couldn't locate it. Gee I wonder why!!
 The instructor for our class is a friend of mine and she is such an excellent teacher, Sharon.

That light square in the upper right side is an alternative color way, done in reproductions 30's.
 After some verbal instructions we are off and running, busy bees we were.

 Don't you love that quilt behind Mary, that is another one of Sharon's quilts.

Method used was strip piecing and the hardest part is keeping them in order.

 So this my attempt at making the block and that is all I did today was just made one. I decided that I wasn't going to haul a bunch of fabric this time to class . I usually drag in way too much fabric

 Strip are 1 1/2 inches, yes that right they'll finish at 1 inch.

Ta Da !!
 My one and only

 Mary completed 2 blocks

 And Sue did too.

So here we are with our blocks.

This will be my NewFO for this month. It might being one of two. I have another color way I want to make using 30's fabric. I was going to try to make a block when I got back home and add it to this post  but I ended up working some on our taxes. FUN FUN


  1. I have been wanting to experiment with that block. Your's turned out great! Kudos!

  2. I'm glad that you had fun, the blocks certainly look fabulous.

  3. Thanks for the instructions...looks like a ton of fun...

  4. Love it, perfect name for the block.

  5. Looks beautiful. I don't quilt but my Mom does by hand the old way. I am not patient enough. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I'm swooning over your granny square block and had to go dig out my magazine. I love your colors!


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