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It's time to show you some student's work from a Miniatures class I taught recently. It's always rewarding for a teacher to see what her students have produced, after a class. Often times, the teacher does not see the results, so I am always thrilled to hear from students and see what they have completed. This photo was taken at the end of the day, and they're all still smiling! A good sign!
Pat P. was the first to send me a photo. She did nine little Shoofly blocks, aren't they cute? Great job Pat. I'm not positive, but it looks like Pat has hand quilted this too! Woohoo!
I neglected to get the overall size from her, but I can assure you it is small! She's already planning her next Miniature, a Bear's Paw.
Next up is Jane T. with Tiny Logs. It measures 15" square, with each block finishing at 2 1/4". Look at her beautiful quilting in that border too! I love the rich colors she has used... of course you know I'm a pushover for blues of any shade... Can you see the narrow little red border she has added? That's one of the techniques taught in the class, a sewn-in border that finishes at 1/8" wide.
You did an awesome job Jane!
Eyvonne S. came all prepared for class- she had purchased a pattern from George Siciliano, and was working on it during the class. It may look familiar to some of you - it is one I have done. George calls it Interstellar Suite. (Pattern can be ordered here.) Eyvonne has done a great job with it. And look - she has added two narrow borders! At this point it is just the top, it has yet to be quilted but I know it will be awesome when Eyvonne finishes it. Hope she'll send another photo...(are you reading this Eyvonne? hint, hint)
Last but not least is a Feathered Star by Jeanne W. It is 15" square. This was a pattern purchased before class as well- I tell you, these girls had done their homework!! haha (I believe this is a Little Bits pattern by Cindi Edgerton.) Jeanne "made it her own" though, by not placing the star on point as the pattern suggested, and she re-designed the border. Notice she also has added the tiny 1/8" border. Jeanne started this in the class, and brought it to the guild meeting two days later, totally finished!!!
Way. To. Go. Jeanne!! It is gorgeous!! I love it!! Feathered Star is on my "To Do" list... someday!
What a fun class this was - I had every bit as much fun as they did, too! I am so proud of these girls, and so grateful they sent me photos of their miniatures. (I think I may have created a few new addicts, though... I warned them at the beginning of class that making miniatures IS addictive, and I would NOT be held responsible.... haha! Gotta "cover" myself!!)
Thanks everyone!! Big hugs to you all at MCQG! Keep those photos coming!!
"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning."
~ Brad Henry