from the archives

These are a few of my beginning wall hangings.  It was fun learning new techniques and making small pieces.  I’m glad that I found the photo album of quilts that I had given away and can share them with you.

1b (2)I had a class with Harriett Hargraves and learned machine applique and machine quilting.  Making a wall hanging with curves made it easier to manipulate the applique.  This wall hanging was made quickly using Harriett’s methods.  Harriett was a great teacher.  I took two classes with her.



1a (2)The second wall hanging is made of two different nine patch blocks. White sashing is between the blocks with a four patch corner square.  The difference in fabric color make the piece look difficult, but it was very easy to piece.  I’m thinking that this would make a very easy and pretty full size quilt



1 (2)The third wall hanging was my first attempt in curved piecing.  I found that the drunkards path pattern was easy to piece using just three pins.  When I first started to quilt, I was self taught, using the Quilters Newsletter magazine as my textbook.  I was a solitary quilter and had no one to give me an opinion of what was hard and what was easy.  I have no fear of Y seams, curved piecing or partial seams because no one told me they were supposed to be hard.  I just followed the instructions and they were easy.

Have a great day and happy quilting.


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