Thursday, 10 November 2011

Primary Patchwork Block Construction

This fall, I've signed up for classes at Earthly Goods, my local independent quilt shop. The first class I took was 'Rotary Cutting Basics', which is a prerequisite for most of the more complex classes. It was a good one for me since I am new to rotary cutting. So far so good - I haven't lost any fingers or bled on any expensive fabric.

For October and November, I've signed up for a series of 'Primary Patchwork' classes which are over two weekends. The goal is to have a 6 to 12 block sampler quilt put together by the end. I decided to make a music themed quilt for Sam. It turns out that buying fabrics for a manly looking quilt is actually quite difficult. I settled on palette of black, red and brown, with a lighter background.

The brown is from the Quilter's Linen collection by Robert Kaufman. The red is from Fruitcake by Basic Grey for Moda. All of the musical prints are from Perfect Pitch by Dan Morris.

We made 6 blocks in class, and I made 3 more as homework. In the next class, we'll be adding sashing in between the blocks, and a border. The final result should be a 5 foot square quilt sandwich with this layout:

Favourite block: Yankee Puzzle (middle right)
Least favourite: Thrifty Block (middle left)
Stay tuned for a preview of the fabrics I've chosen for the sashing, border, and back of the quilt.

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