I probably should have used strip sets to make these blocks, but I wanted to make sure they were super scrappy, and now they will be.
While in Paducah at the AQS quilt show I signed up for a couple of classes. One class was "Tid Bits of Handowrk" with Pat Sloan.
Here's Pat with one of her amazing quilts. It was a wonderful and relaxed class. I'm always happy if I learn one new thing at a class, I learned several things in this class. We tried different types of appliqué, different size needles, different widths of thread and discussed all kinds of interesting quilty topics.
It's a perfect class to sign up for at a show, where things are hectic and your time is limited. No big project to start and not finish, just a few new tid bits of techniques. When I described my class to a friend she called it a "toolbox class". Where you learn new things to add to your toolbox, a perfect description.
So this is what we played with,
the outer heart is stitched with the seam finger pressed under,
the inner heart is stitched with a raw edge.
Here's a close-up of my different stitches using different threads.
That little wool circle, that's the first time I've ever messed with wool. I cut it out and stitched it down. How fun, just enough of a taste to convince me that I need to learn more.
Pat has a wonderful book that pretty much covers everything I learned in class and more.
I bought one for me and one to giveaway to you. Pat was even nice enough to sign it. I think you'll enjoy the fun patterns and projects in the book.
With my 100th quilt project just around the corner, I've been wondering if there is a certain pattern or style of quilt that a quilter should have on their resume, especially a resume with 100 quilts. What do you think, is there a quilt we all should make, and if so , what do you think it is?
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I'm spending Mothers Day weekend with my daughter, my idea of a perfect weekend anytime of year but particularly fun this weekend.