Hello Fellow Quilters
This last week I taught a class on paper piecing, in a neighboring city it was on a famous quilt by Jane Stickle, called the Dear Jane Quilt, a little history on this quilt it has a lot of blocks, over 200 and they all are 4.5 inches square and can be paper pieced or appliqued, there are so many techniques in this quilt and not to mention the 4 kites in the corners each block represents a love letter Jane received from her husband when he was away at war but I decided to just select 12 blocks and scale them to measure 7 inches for this class to keep it simple and not overwhelm them.
I had 6 participants sign up for this class, as the area is very small where I teach it at its located at a local Bernina dealers shop where they offer limited class sizes, so in turn it is nice to have a small group to work with, they all are new to the technique, so I thought it would be perfect to keep a historical quilt alive and to teach it so its easy to understand and detailed for the beginner.
With that said, the first class was a success they where taught 4 blocks each one has a name the first one was D-6 The challenge it is not that hard really its sort of like a snowball block with framed corners, the next block was K-13 Brandon’s Star it is a star with a nine patch in the middle its very cute also, the next block is A-1 Pinwheels gone Awry where the pinwheels are kind of wonky but it is little tricky as it has more angels for them to learn about. The last block is L-4 St. George’s Cross which is like a framed square with little framed squares in the corners a good start to the class, so I wanted to let you see the first round of blocks and share in this classes progress.
I think that this will help spread the love of paper piecing and the love of a historical quilt with more people I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek, until next time I hope that you have a
Sew Happy Day~~~~