Chris’s Puzzle Quilt classes at Pollyanna Patchwork were full of returning homework this week. “Beginners’ and ‘Improvers’ turned up with lots of blocks. After two blocks last time some of the Beginners were quite disappointed to be given only one block design this week and requested others be e-mailed. We think the pictures just speak for themselves – first a sample from Beginners :
Chris didn’t manage to get many photos – beginners are shy and don’t think their work is worth photographing. How wrong can they be?! We love how different these pairs of blocks look – they are pairs of the same design, hence ‘Puzzle Quilt‘.
The ‘Improvers’ – and some are really Beginners – have been getting two different blocks to make each class so their piles of blocks are growing even faster. Again lights (or blocks) have been hidden under bushels (or in bags).
Saturday’s students had time to make blocks and speedy ones even quilted.
The others made the London Roads block first and will make their Mystery Flower Garden blocks at home.
Chris and Alison aren’t sure they can wait for a fortnight to see what comes in from this week’s ‘homework’. Some of the blocks are now starting to look like ‘proper’ quilts as students begin to quilt-as-they-go and everyone is getting excited at the prospect of having a finished quilt by the end of term.