I attended my second quilting lesson last week, and find it hard to believe I’m a third of the way through the course already!
In Lesson #2 we were challenged to cut and sew straight lines. You have to be pretty exact with cutting to size and sewing 1/4″ seams. Its funny how at least one other member of my small class also has problems figuring out which way round to place the ruler and cutter on the material. I think its a spatial thing – the same problem women supposedly have with maps, where you have to turn the map around to face the way you’re travelling… 😉 Anyway I think I finally have it worked out. Just as well, as there is a lot more cutting to be done.
This week our tutor likened the blocks to a jigsaw puzzle, as you have to sew the pieces together in a certain order so they fit together correctly.
After some sewing homework, here is Block #1 – in three stages. There are some imperfections, which I won’t point out – suffice to say I’m learning from my mistakes! 🙂
Each of the twelve blocks is unique, but the borders and ‘squaring-up’ borders will be the same for each one.
Quilt Block #1
Quilt Block #1 with borders
Block #1 complete with squaring-up borders