This past Saturday I taught at The Patchwork Angel, the Metro Hoops quilt by Sew Kind of Wonderful.
Here is the great work done by all the girls
Next to Donna was Helen. I love the way Helen uses colours and fabrics, the two backgrounds are perfect. I have been quilting for Helen for a couple of years now and am always amazed at her selections.
Gals fabrics are very warm and cozy feeling. The chocolate was a great match for them.
Margot couldn't come to class until later in the morning, but she certainly didn't waste time and did a wonderful job catching up and learning what we had already covered. Margot left with a ring complete and smile on her face. Glad you could make it to class, Margot
During class we learnt that not all 1/4" feet for machines sew a true 1/4", and that not all Jelly Rolls strips start at 2.5" either. For this class it is important to start with the correct size strip sets. A couple of the strips were narrower than needed so we used the practice curves cut from some pieces I gave the ladies at the start.
We talked about the seam not necessarily needed to be 1/4" but more importantly having the units been sewn together measuring accurately after the seam is sewn. That is when sewing 4 strips that are 2.5' wide together the final unit should measure 8.5" across. Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame has a great tutorial in how to get your units to finish at the size they should HERE. And HERE is a link to create an accurate seam guide for any machine. I hope you find these helpful.
Thank you ladies for a great class on a very wet Saturday morning. I am waiting to see how your quilts turn out and to see you again in a class with me.