I'm getting ready to teach a beginning quilting class at the Three Black Sheep Shoppe, which is my fave yarn shop, that now also carries fabric. After my lecture demo, there was some interest in doing a workshop on Quilt As You Go, and so that challenged me to design an easy peasy class just for beginning quilters.
One of my favorite jumping off points, as you might have guessed, is to work with strips. Since we'll have a kit of ten colors in long quarters, we will cut a strip from each color, sew them together into two sets of five colors and then cut those into equal sized squares. Cut twice more, diagonally and we have the parts to make up the blocks above. I am sure many of you have done this before.
Then repeat with the rest of the strips.
I couldn't decide at first how I wanted to sew them together, so I took some photos, and copied and pasted them into patterns using Microsoft Word. Yes, Word! I went nuts with the possible layouts!
They look so complicated and 'advanced' but it is all in the arrangement. Do you think it will scare away beginners or make them excited to make quilts?