Sunday, April 15, 2012

Free piecing letters is so much fun, now I'm in the mood again!

 I taught a free pieced letter class yesterday, using Tonya Ricucci's book, Word Play Quilts. Gladys loved making her letters, and since the lower case A and E are the same, she made them all at once....

Pat was having fun with her pink themed quilt. Everyone found the K to be a challenge, but loved them when finished.

 As you can see, they did very well. It is sort of hard to wrap your head around just making, without measuring every little piece into perfect proportions, but they were getting more liberated by the hour!

You might remember when I was making the class model, Just Eat Cake.  I wanted to have a starting place for them. Two of the students asked if it was ok to make their own versions, which was fine with me!

Dianne found some coffee fabrics she loved, so she came up with this. We didn't really think she needed the word " coffee", but if she didn't use it, she would have to go shopping for margarita fabric! So think she is just going with the coffee! It will be very cute when finished!

There were two more ladies in class, but they left early because we had some severe storms coming through our area yesterday. That means I didn't get pics of their letters, but don't worry, I will be stalking them soon for them! They can't get away from my camera that easily!
These are the letters I pieced during class, so that they could follow along and learn as I made them. Some they made on their own. They were doing very well! It also got me in the mood to make some more letters....let's see, what goes with J-a-k-s-t? 


Susan said...

I love them all! Makes me want to make one for myself!

Barb said...

Don't you just love it when the mood strikes...and I feel like eating cake!!

Millie said...

They did a great job!

Quilter Kathy said...

How fun! I bet that was a fabulous time!

Tonya Ricucci said...

wonderful! I bet that was a really fun class.