Class report – first week

It was great being back at The Station in Stone to start our autumn series of evening classes – the wonderful caretaker  had made sure everything was sparkling clean and suitably warm, so we unloaded all our gear and re-arranged it to look like a class before everyone arrived.  This time we have a good mix of beginners and returners which should work really well – here’s what Barbara’s new camera (yes folks, she’s still fiddling around getting to grips with it so the focus is still not the sharpest) recorded at the end of class –

As you can see, no people!  We were so busy with all the things that go on during a first night, like introductions, demo the block, demo the techniques, remember to check the payments, make the tea and coffee, reassure everyone that we are quite harmless really, that neither of us took any pictures of the assembled masses hard at work.  So, until the fabled homework arrives next week, we’ll have to make do with showing you the block we featured  this week and a few very very simple settings of it.  The block is a 4patch called Domino and is just squares and rectangles.  We cut and stitched part of the 12inch version for our demo so that we could cover the absolute basics of rotary cutting and the start of machine piecing for our beginning students.  Here’s the sample we had made before class, followed by the EQ generated arrangements –


4 Domino blocks set together – looks different if you turn the blocks around

Four blocks together with a narrow border would make a table centre or very large cushion.  Or six blocks together lengthways would make a table runner –


Now we need to repack our boxes ready for next week – Chris has a full day class Thursday, Barbara will be in the (almost) wilds of southern Wales Friday and Saturday, so time is at a premium!



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