Later this month I am teaching a class at a social media conference called SNAP. I am so thankful to Robert Kaufman for sponsoring the fabric for this class. So you can imagine my excitement when a heavy box arrived at my door last week with this gorgeous visual feast inside.
This is a class geared toward newbie quilters, so I’ve been working on a simple project that we could sew all together in class. Obviously Charm Squares are the perfect basic to start with – no cutting involved and we can just sit right down and sew.
The Kona SolidsClassic Colors charm squares give a great variety of color with lots of options to choose from, so I figured that would give everyone a place to express their own identity. I divided one collection of charm squares into five different color ways to create five different blocks. I’m excited to put each one to work.
I decided to teach 16″ blocks made from good old half-square triangles. Hard to beat the options available there – and with the variety of color choices, combined with the myriad of HST layout options, I think it’s going to be a fun class. I’ll also teach the option of turning it into a quilted pillow cover. I need to finish making my samples quick. These are the ones I got done yesterday. (And you can bet I used my new favorite method to square them up!) I’m excited to play with the other colors as well.
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