|3 inch patches|
My favorites were the batik swaps.
I made the 3 inch patches using the regular strip method. The larger black and white ones I made using the magic 9 patch.
The patches are made the regular way. Pressed to the dark which sets up opposing seams. After the patch is completed, just pull the threads loose from the seam ends, pull the seam allowances in opposite directions and let the center spiral. It forms a little 4 patch. Repeat with all four junctions. Easy!
Opposing seams is the focus in the class tomorrow. The 9 patch is just for fun to get the feel of "locking" seams before we start sewing the rows together.
Kathie Holland graciously gave me permission to teach her Black, White and Red All Around design. I LOVE her star design. Here is the quilt that I made from the 6 inch squares from the swap so it's very scrappy. Thank you Kathie!
|Black, White and Red All Around|
Pattern design by Kathie Holland
Here are pics of the samples I made the other day with different borders.
|Mitered borders with inner and outer borders|
I left 2 of the mitred border corners unfinished to show the class how they are put together.
|Inner border used with sashings|
Setting cornerstones into outer borders
|Stripe spiral border just for fun!|