Today it didn't matter that it was raining practically all day. Why? Because today was our third lesson. Hopefully, you remember, but just to bring you back up speed, since January once a month some apprentice quilters come together to learn to make a beautiful Medallion Sampler at Laura's Quilt Atelier.
In the centre you see my Jacob's Ladder block. I'm way behind compared to the other ladies, as you will see in the next couple of photo's.
Was having some problems during sewing. The rectangles & squares were a couple of millimeters too small. First I thought it might be the sewing machine, but it seems that I cut the fabric too tight. I will have to lay my ruler a little different, than I thought. If only problems were that easily solved. For a moment I thought I might have to ask Hubby for a new and better sewing machine
Slowly getting the hang of it.
In the afternoon we focused on making a Mariner's Compass. A big one: 42,5 x 42,5 centimeters.
I think I will use these fabrics. Are you getting an impression of how it will turn out. To get an idea, we laid out a quarter and put a mirror against it. Sometime in the next couple of weeks I'll post a picture of the whole thing.
In the pictures below, you see how it is put together.
Once you have done the check, you have to fit the border on. It is wise to put some markers on the border fabric and pin the point of the stars on the markers.
Well I better start planning some time for all the homework we have gotten. Before I know it, it will be the 17th of April.