A favorite way of spending my spare time is quilting. It is such a versatile method of creativity. The creations you can make are seemingly endless and there are countless magazines and books you can look at for find new ideas. You can adapt projects to your fit color palate and combine them in unique ways.
I love piecing and quilting. The process relaxes me and I enjoy it so much that I wanted to share my passion with others through teaching the art. In addition to the creative process, there is a lot of history in many of the traditional quilt patterns.
Start with small projects and work your way up to a full size quilt or jump right in with a full size quilt! Quilted projects make wonderful gifts or you can even keep them for yourself! Remember: there are no mistakes in quilting, only potholders!
Please join me in my class and we'll have a great time.
The quilt we are going to work on in Spring Term is the "Storm at Sea". The method we are going to focus on this term is Paper Piecing.
Paper piecing will remind you a lot of paint by number. We will use a paper pattern for each block and sew the fabric right on the paper in the order indicated.
If you choose to not do the paper piecing method, there are patterns available that show how to piece the block in the regular piecing method.
If you would like to do a paper pieced quilt with a different pattern you can do a Google search. There are many patterns out there and many are free.
You can print this block from the MyPCC page or email me and I can send an attachment.
As you will see from the sample pictures below, the blocks for each can be altered with color for a brighter quilt or even a quilt with a secondary pattern.
Storm at Sea:
Storm at Sea Coloring Blocks:
(These grids can be used to color and plan your quilt.)