Newby Quilting Bee Blocks

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I wouldn't use the word pride, but I would say that watching someone learn to quilt gives me a great deal of satisfaction. Those light bulb moments when they say "oh, that's how you do that!" or, "Hey, look at my finished block, that wasn't so hard!" Their success is my joy. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Haste makes waste, read all the instructions completely, if you have questions ask. Measure twice and cut once...any carpenter building a house will tell you are building with cloth. Neatness does count and will provide you with a product that will last. Take your time and Remember to breath!!! Cut away from yourself!!! And keep your fingers out of the way, or have lots of bandaids on hand. And above all, have fun! If your first blocks aren't some more! Practice will hone your skill, Play with color, if you look at the Greek Cross Block sample 1 and 2 you can see how different the same exact pieces look with a different color arrangement. Don't freak out, it's okay if they aren't perfect...mine weren't either when I was starting out, go slow, be accurate and you will have what you desire. It's just a process of eating an bite at a time. And it's helps if you have a wonderful kitty like Honey Bee to hold your fabric down for you so it doesn't float away. Some of the folks in our class do not want to make a quilt, so they are making other things with their blocks, table runners, pillows, tote bags, book covers, placemats...what ever you want to do is fine with me. Enjoy!!! And there is certainly plenty of inspiration here on Craftsy.

What you will need

  • Cotton from my stash of Jacobean Garden from Connecting Threads

Q&A with Applekrisp

mimis quilts asked:
Thank you for this. I am new to quilting in the last two years except one attempt in 1975. Glad I am back into something that is so creative, mind expanding and satisfying at the same time. Discovering the Craftsy community has been so great and now your blog. wonderful.
Applekrisp answered:
Well, mimis quilts...come play with us! Share your blocks, we'd love to see your creations!