Just a quick post tonight with a few more pics of students' work. Two of the gals who took my
Miniatures class at the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival have completed their first miniatures! Way to go girls! First up is Bev who has been working hard to complete "Shoofly at the Festival." Her shoofly blocks are 3" and the full piece measures 18" square. She chose Christmas prints, and used several of the techniques she learned in class - the use of Thangles™ for the half square triangles, and she's added a 1/8" flat piping between her first and second borders. Bev was sewing on a Singer Featherweight and tried several different fabrics for sashing choices with six blocks each, then took them all apart and managed to squeeze out just enough sashing strips from her leftover "background" fabric (which we both agreed was the best choice.) I think she has done an awesome job on her first miniature quilt. (Bev admitted to me she's already feeling addicted to miniatures! Another convert!! lol)
Second is Donna who has also finished her first mini. It is only 6.5" square! Wow!! Her half square triangles, also made with Thangles™ are 1" finished, and she has also added the very narrow flat piping (in pink.) Again, an awesome job for a first effort! I am so proud of you both.
There was a wide range of skill levels in this class, some considering themselves not too far beyond "beginners" so I think they all found the many tips for more precise cutting and stitching very helpful.
I hope a few more of the gals from our class will send me photos of what they've done. I'll be sure to share them, if they do... (Consider that a challenge, if any of you are reading... lol You know who you are!!)
The "four P's" of miniatures: patience, persistence, precision and practice....