Sunday, April 12, 2015

Would I string you along?

Probably not, but after teaching yesterday's class for the Beads, Buttons and Baubles quilt at Cut Up and Quilt, I felt like I was stringing beads and baubles for sure. First off, Jane brought her baby version that she made while testing the pattern for me. She loved this directional kid's print so chose her fabrics to match it. It turned out so cute, and it was fun to have another model to show the class!
Jane's Beads, Buttons and Baubles close-up
I had given them some pre-cutting directions so as to speed things along a bit in class. I started them off cutting a few more strips, and sub-cutting some of the strips they had already cut. Then we were ready to start sewing!

Once they started sewing, things started happening as they formed their first block. There are several different blocks that you twist and turn to make this eclectic design.
We talked a lot about different options for the blocks as well as different options for setting the blocks. There is a lot of room for creativity with this quilt design.
Donna D
 Once they got a few blocks made, some of them started chain piecing their Beads sections to speed up the process. As you can see, these will be some gorgeous quilts.
Bettie S

My Beads, Buttons and Baubles
My next class at Cut Up and Quilt will be the Summer Fling Stringpiecing Workshop on May 2. If you have lots of scraps and leftovers, you will love this quilt bee style class. I will be bringing some strips/scraps to share and you can too! 
Summer Fling
I am going to a health fair this morning and then swimming this afternoon. Maybe a little time to work too, we'll see. 
Summer Fling

1 comment:

Maggi said...

Love that owl and bear fabric, so cute. There are some lovely colour combinations being used,