Saturday, January 21, 2012

Strip Twist Class on January 21st

Those reading this may not want to know this, but about 17 of us from the Crocus Quilt Guild did more stripping than twisting today! Eventually we will end up with gorgeous, scrappy quilts like the one shown above, but for now we have parts completed.

Our able instructors ... Jill...

... and Colleen ...

... explained the process and showed samples and then we grabbed the fabrics, revved the machines, and got right to it.

It wasn't long before blocks were emerging.

Yes, we could have got a little more done if we hadn't stopped to visit and laugh and confer, but who wants to miss those social aspects of a class together??

From time to time we did listen intently to instructions.

Lynne is creating a strip twist with just two fabrics and she spent time considering her layout options.

Here you see Eileen making sure she has a precise 8.5".

Some of us who wanted truly scrappy quilts, heaped our 2.5" strips together on a table and then we all dug in.

Lydia chose to use up some of stash.

Charlene got some of her blocks together and although you can't see the rest of us in this photo, we were "oohing" and "aahing" when she held this portion up.

Thanks for a terrific day, ladies. Shall we lay wagers on how many of these get done for our April quilt show?

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