So when my best friend from high school recently asked me to teach her how to quilt I was more than eager to oblige. And since she doesn't have a sewing machine, she is learning to piece and quilt by hand.
Like the first quilt class I ever took, I designed a sampler quilt for us to work on.
It's a very traditional quilt but I gave it a modern twist with my choice of fabrics.
My favorite block is the 'orange peel'. Mostly because it involves applique. I love applique!
My plan is to one day make a quilt solely with Orange Peel blocks. I great summer project I think!
We have recently just completed our quilt tops and backs and are just about ready to move on to the quilting stage. I'm glad to say that my friend has enjoyed making her quilt so much that we have already designed the next quilt she will make. And it has allowed us to see each other regularly. We live in different parts of town and before we embarked on this project we only saw each other a few times a year. Now we see each other every 2 weeks! See what quilting can do!?