The trees are planned and will reflect the seasons and important dates for my family- not quite sure how I’m going to work this in yet but that’s part of the joy of developing a quilt in this way. There are decisions to be made all along the way.
The key message however from Marion, our wonderful teacher, is the importance of accuracy. To make the patchwork elements of each block work when it all comes together accuracy in cutting and sewing are going to be paramount. So doing our first block, although fairly simple become a shoulder clenched when you know you have to be accurate. A few templates, a rotary cutter, sticky tape marking the quarter inch seam and a bit of unpicking, we succeeded in creating our first patchwork block. Here’s Annette and I with our finished products.