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
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.