Monday, August 25, 2008

Square in a Square Tumbling Blocks Class

Over the weekend I taught two SnS classes in my studio -- three students on Friday and five students on Saturday. The class was 9 AM to 3 PM and the ladies all accomplished several rows of tumbling blocks done the Square in a Square way.

The technique used was very very easy, simply Option 1, which is the basic square in a square, I love this technique -- sewing strips to a square and trimming with the SnS ruler, it's so much easier than the flip and sew method or the adding of triangles to the sides. I never could get those to turn out square!

By watching our color placement, the illusion of tumbling blocks was formed. Many of the ladies did the rainbow theme similar to the project in Jodi Barrow's book Advancing On II which was our foundation for the class. A few were brave and branched out in new and exciting colors. Here's the smiling faces proudly showing their accomplishments for the day...several have already emailed saying they have finished their project or are almost finished. All loved the SnS technique and I love teaching it!!


Jackie Russell said...

Looks like all had fun. Cute quilts!

Denise in PA said...

What fun it must be to be able to teach the classes in your studio! Sure wish I was closer, but I'm going to dig out my SNS stuff and try to make those tumbling blocks!!