So we set out on a teaching / learning journey together and it's been a blast going over so many different techniques. I have the book: "Quilt Talk" by Sam Hunter and he found it and taught himself how to do foundation paper piecing! Then I showed him some improv piecing ideas and let him go to town.
He even learned quilting and binding. Teaching is rewarding, but can be a little tough... luckily, he's a quick learner!
|ready for binding|
The saying on the fabric is: "The shortest distance between two points of view is love". It was the perfect Valentines project to do together!
While he was busy with this project, I finished a quilt too! It's a commissioned quilt, and I'm a little sad to know it's not staying with me... but it's going to a good home.
|"Green Gardens" by Gail Weiss|
I'm most happy with my 1/4" seam allowance accuracy on this quilt, and the straight line quilting. I just learned about using rulers - and boy does that make a difference in keeping my lines a little more uniform looking. The pattern came out well too.
Another quilt pattern I made is this one:
|Quilt Pattern - Gail Weiss|
...and I've got the top done already:
Today I'm piecing a back for this quilt. I made a few mistakes on the front, so I had a few extra blocks and fabric - so I decided to use it all up and make a back. This is where that's at so far:
|Piecing a Quilt Back|
I found a cobalt floral print that goes well with the colors, Im really liking this side too - so I might consider this one a two-sided quilt! I should finish today, and hopefully get the quilt all basted up and ready for quilting. I'm hoping to have this one done for show and tell at our next PMQG
On that note, I'm off! Time to zen out on my favorite hobby. What are you working on today?