My beginner class is starting a new 6 week project this evening. It's a quick and easy quilt with some simple piecing plus fused and stitched appliqué. Would you like to follow along and see what we're doing?
We'll begin by choosing 5 fat quarters and a 1.25m (or yards) of a background fabric. Then we'll be cutting two 3" strips from each of 5 fat quarters and four 3" strips from the background fabric across the width of the fabric. Next sew the strips together in rows of three like this:
Now we can sew the rows together, remembering to pin where the seams meet. Ta da! Nine patch blocks:
A bit of time spent chain piecing these simple blocks makes me smile - it's just so relaxing! The fabrics in each of the four corners of the block are by 'Art Gallery' and I wish you could touch them as they are so silky, smooth and soft. I just bought a pack of fat quarters to try and I'll definitely be buying more. They come in fabulous modern design and are a beautiful quality.
That's all for this week. Stop by next week for a progress report and the next stage of the quilt.