Monday, September 24, 2012

A Quilting Weekend

 I had a lovely weekend of quilting classes thanks to my Melbourne Quilt Guild, AQA. I took a class with Lessa Siegele, based on 60 degree triangles, and called 3D Boxes. It was a very enjoyable class and the very strong geometric shapes will certainly appeal as a masculine quilt. Lessa was a lovely tutor and very generous with her time and knowledge. She has also written a pattern for baby blocks and includes a template to make the construction easier. I purchased the pattern as I have more baby quilts to make for babies due early next year. I made 9 blocks instead of the 5 as shown for a wall hanging, and will probably use them to make a larger quilt to donate. I didn't realize that I didn't take a photo of all my finished blocks so will take one to show tomorrow.
 I have also been busy working on my hexagon quilt as I want to get it done. I have started another hand piecing project in my class yesterday and will post details about that one tomorrow as well as my hexagon progress.
 It was a lovely weekend and fun to catch up with friends as well as making new ones. The committee did a very professional job with the organization and I can certainly recommend the weekend of classes which are held very second year.
 I hope you all enjoyed a weekend break too.
 Hugs, Jan Mac


Dawn said...

I love Hollow Cubes. I made mine from a class with Maxine Rosenthal in the US. Yours look great!

Lynne said...

Wow! An amazing set of blocks!

Gina E. said...

I love those blocks! I did a workshop on Tumbling blocks once, and have the templates and instructions filed away for future reference....a long time in the future I think!