No, the title doesn't indicate some crazy April Fools Code. Today I have the wonderful opportunity to share my love of quilting with a sewing class at one of the local High Schools!!! I am so very excited :) Well, I am a little nervous, but when it comes down to it, I could talk about quilting all day, so I know I will get in a groove and just chat away :)
I have planned a little slide show to give them a taste of quilting today, a trunk show, a peek into blogging and the business of quilting and then some wonderful design activities. And one of the design activities required some HST's.
So over the weekend I pulled out my Marmalade and Ruby leftovers from previous projects. I had 1/2 a layer cake of each line so they quickly cut into a large pile of 5" squares. I decided to match them with some wonderful Kona Solids in 4 neutral shades of white.
Then it was some serious chain stitching and pressing action.
And of course, that was followed by some serious trimming action. Oh my, 308 HST's make a rather large pile of trim. So pretty!!
My plan is to have the students work up some of their own block designs using just HST's. I can't wait to see what they come up with. It is going to be a fun day for sure. I just love talking quilting and the opportunity to pass my love of quilting on to some of the next generation, priceless :)
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!