My first Quilting class was a Beginner’s Hand Piecing, Applique and Quilting course. I learned the basics of our quilting heritage from using cardboard templates, to cutting block elements with scissors. All blocks were hand pieced with a running stitch and hand quilted on a hoop with a “between” needle and a really good thimble.
My first quilt – the final product of the Beginner’s class. The traditional quilt blocks are (from left to right) Monkey Wrench nine patch, Dutchman’s Puzzle four patch – Honey Bee nine patch applique, Night and Moon nine patch
Sunset on Wall Street
Hand Pieced using Jinny Beyer’s “Fragmented Block” technique which utilizes the 60° Diamond and Color Values to achieve the three dimensional affect.
It is Hand Quilted and is in a Private Collection
Hand Pieced in the traditional “Storm at Sea” quilt block which also utilizes Color Values to achieve the rolling wave affect. It is Hand Quilted and is in a Private Collection
Machine Pieced and appliqued using a variety of traditional blocks such as Bear Paw, Flying Geese and Maple Leaf.
It is Hand Quilted – Personal Collection.
Just love your Sunset On Wall Street.
Do you have a pattern for this as I would love to have
a go at doing one.
Thank you for the kind words. Actually, the design is my own but the technique of using 60 degree triangles in this way was presented by Jinny Beyers in her great book Color Confidence for Quilters.
The technique involves using color values to create the dimension. This quilt spent many hours on the design wall until it seemed just right.
Give it a go! and keep me posted.