Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Quilting Class: Week 11

Our class is just about over, and some of the students are getting ready to make some quilts of their own.  Last night, I showed them how to make quick, colorful quilts using half-square triangles. The quilt above was made by using 6 1/2" squares.  It was made in 2003 during the time I was obsessed with African quilts, thanks to quilt teacher Kaye England.

I made this top last week using 5" squares.  It is a full bed size and hopefully, will be quilted later this year.

This is a scrappy baby quilt with 4" squares that I also made last week.  We have a great-nephew due in April, so this will be my next quilting project.  As you can see, I have the batting, backing, and top pinned together already.  Any of these quilts can be made by beginners.

We finished quilting our final quilt for this class last night.  During the week, I will finish the binding.  Next week, we will sew labels on and each student will get a new quilt!

This class is made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.  Thanks!