Sunday, September 30, 2012

Student Hand Piecing Finishes

I'm beginning to feel like a slacker!  It is so exciting to see so many flimsies from this year's classes!

First up is Colleen.  This is her first hand piecing class AND her kids guilted her into setting the whole top by hand!

A detail shot of those sharp points!  I love the colors.

Traci is very prolific!  Here is her first Monthly Bliss 1 top.  Beautiful greens, burgundies and golds (much better looking than in the picture).

Did I mention prolific?  Here's Traci's second MB1 top!  Check out the ultra cool sashing fabric!  Isn't it amazing that all three of these quilts started with the same block patterns?

Here's Vickie with her completed Mariner's Compass flimsie!  Of course, the first question everyone asks is: "Is it paper pieced?"  The answer is a resounding NO.  This is totally hand pieced--absolutely no applique either!  Check out the striped fabric used in part of the smaller star points.

And a close-up of the center.  Notice the fussy-cutting Vickie did on the large star points and the center.

Impressive, no?  I am so proud of all my students--you ladies rock!

More finishes tomorrow.  October 1--how can that be?  See you on the flip side.

Blissful hugs to all,


  1. Wow -- these are just beautiful! Congratulations to a terrific instructor and very talented students ;-)

    Thanks for sharing,

  2. Not sure we "guilted" my mom into hand-finishing her top, more like "highly and enthusiastically encouraged." We love seeing how happy quilting makes her!

    Now we've told her she needs to hand quilt it, so you need to have a class on that now.
    Emmie :)


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