We talked about border options and the quilting at this last class. Here are the student results, before borders are added.
|Joan--she has more of this beauty at home|
|Ina--last section almost done|
|Suzanne--30's are so lovely and unexpected for this, she has more at home|
|Mac--not much more to go, one background for the whole quilt unites the fabrics into a cohesive design|
|Cheryl--one last section to go|
As for me, I have now made two of these and that's enough. My first, made last year, to test the pattern and plan the class:
The second, made during this six-month class, using a kit ordered from Homestead Hearth. During each class I showed how the various blocks were made, offering options when appropriate. I provided paper patterns for blocks that could be done that way. My top was finished the night before the final class, after a long week of planning, math calculations and piecing and piecing and piecing. It is now close to queen size:
The design I created in Electric Quilt 8 as I was figuring out what kind of borders I wanted to add:
This quilt is called Long Time Gone and is a pattern by Jen Kingwell Designs, an Australian designer. Here we are at Market last year:
I hope to see these students in future classes--a long time journey like this makes not just quilts, but friendships too.