Not knowing what he had in mind, I had some pics of quilts showing different types of quilts and construction. Convergence quilts by Ricky Timms, the “Guy Quilts” from an Electric Quilt clubEQ challenge, Optical Illusion quilts. Showed him some quilts from recent books – “9-Patch Pizzazz” by Judy Sisneros, “Blending Photos with Fabric” by Mary Ellen Kranz & Cheryl Hayes. Wanted to see what struck his eye. We’ll see what he comes up with. He is now aware of how EQ6 can help in the quilt design.
After lunch, we went into the sewing room. He had never cut with a rotary cutter before, so he practiced rotary cutting until he got the feel for it. He had never stitched a line before so I had him sew together those cut up pieces with a 1/4" seam. Then, he chose 2 fabrics, cut them into 3-1/2” squares and sewed them into a 9patch block. His first three match points on the 9patch were “so-so”. The fourth match point was “right on”!
I sent him home with some fabric squares to practice match points. Gave him some mags and a book. Grandpa sent him home with his (Grandpa’s) homemade cookies! We’ll see him next Friday for more. Probably a turkey sandwich lunch, too!
See http://anotherpat.com/98jessq.html the day Jason's sister & I sewed.
Now to go do some more on the tutorial …