On the first day, we learned the magic of "Simple Symmetry"
Cut squares like this
Of course, eventually you end up with fabric like this. :-)
These are the blocks I made in class- you get three of each following the pattern Paula gave us.
And these are the second set I made. I am still working on laying them out to use as many as I can.
On day two we learned how to make the "Sixty-Thirty" block. Easier than it looks, once you get the template making down!
I had brought along some of my collection of Jane Sassaman fabrics, so my block was a bit different from the rest, who were using Paula's .
I cut out a second block the evening after class. I hope to have enough fabric to make a bunch of them.
So, what to do wityh the little scraps you end up with?
Mary Lee showed the ArtCGirlz a ball she made using the template she found here.
I had the reduce the size of the pattern to make it the right size for my scraps.
( Sorry- the auto-rotate thing rotates pictures even when you rotate them and save them in a new file name and format!!!)
This is about 3 inches across. Maybe the right size for a very small boy to play with?
I am grateful for:
The second round of my cold was much shorter than the first.
I found the boots I had been searching for.
Some good sewing time this weekend
I get to go spend the afternoon with Jonathan!