Thursday, March 12, 2009

Quilts of Valor Block Kits

This is what I have been doing this week instead of posting to my blog. The Blanketeers are meeting tomorrow and I said I would have block kits ready for people to take home and piece. I tried to keep them as simple as possible, since many of the Blanketeers have never paper-pieced before. I made up ten kits, with pieces already rough cut. Larry helped me keep all the various blues and reds nicely randomized.

I made up one block myself to proof the concept. It's still in large pieces, but it looks very pretty. Larry took pictures of each step of the process and I'm going to compile them into a blog tutorial over the weekend. It's going to take some time, since he took LOTS of pictures, but I think it will be a big help to the novices to see their exact pattern being paper-pieced. BTW I REALLY should have moisturized before Larry took the closeups of my hands. I'll never make a hand model with my rough fingernails and lizard skin!


Barb said...

Wow,you are amazing....looking forward to the tutorial.

Nanci said...

Very very nice. I like the colours and the simplicity of it all.
Get the tutorial online asap!