The French Knot for a quilting workshop. Miss Lyric was so generous to invite us in and help us learn the basics of quilting. Now, for those of you who know we made a quilt last year, you might be wondering why we need to learn the basics of quilting since we have already made a quilt. Let me tell you...we had no clue of what we were doing last year. I can only say that somehow we managed to get a few squares sewn together last year and make a nice quilt to give to the women's shelter. I am sure you have heard the phrase, "On a wing and a prayer." Well, our motto last year should have been: "On a stitch and a prayer!" And, maybe it will be this year also, but we learned so much this morning. I am so excited to have had this opportunity for the 4Hers and I know the moms were happy too!
Then we took a little time to discuss our quilt design and the pieces we would need for the quilt. We read through the quilt pattern directions and decided how many blocks we would need to make the quilt.
Bug Jar. We began by cutting out the jars with our theme material. Then we cut out the lids and side pieces. We decided to have nine quilt blocks. It would seem this would only take a few minutes and we could move on to sewing pieces together. We really are such naive quilters...LOL! We began our lesson at 10am and we were still cutting at noon. We found out the hardest part of quilting is cutting out those pieces!
I will continue to share our quilting adventure with you. We need to complete the quilt by June 11 to take it to State Round Up, so we have a lot of work ahead of us.