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.
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.
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
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.