Saturday, February 3, 2018

What About the Green?

Since the green coins weren't used in the previous quilt, I have loads of them on hand but almost no white strips and relatively few yellow coins left. While I can certainly sew two green columns together, I want to show a three-color quilt at the demonstration.

Yellow and green columns in progress for Chinese Coins

So I added a row of blue coins...

Adding a blue coin column to the Chinese Coin quilt

and sewed a quick top.

Chinese Coins VII quilt top

Chinese Coins VII duplicates CCVI but covers all my bases -  mixing prints, adding a strip square, changing column widths, ruler cutting the sides, and using three colors. Having both at the demonstration should highlight all these points.

I never realized how hard teachers work to prep a class.

Enjoy the day, Ann

18 comments:

  1. Oh being a former teacher and in a family of them, I can assure you there is a TON of prep work...
    I like your example with the greens...enjoy your gig
    Hugs, Julierose

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    1. Your family reunions and summer (non) vacations must be interesting.

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  2. The Q101 attendees are going to absolutely love your demo and appreciate all your behind the scenes prepwork. Yes--all that prepwork is why I aim to make smaller samples & quilts!! I can pack in more variety and options that way! ;-)

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    1. You are very smart. I now see why your quilts are frequently small. Much easier to cart around than a bed-size quilt.

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  3. as i read down I thought snslogous color... turquoise...looks good Ann, wish i was there for it

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    1. I didn't realize it was analogous until you mentioned it. Thanks.

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  4. You've accomplished showing 3-colors with your CCVII sampler - the attendees will be inspired! Great photos, too!

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    1. Thanks. I was glad to create a a model that actually met all my requirements and is still easy enough for beginners.

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  5. Oh very nice Ann. Great idea to add the blue in.

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  6. Love all your coin quilts! Good luck with your class.

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  7. Yes, there IS a lot of prep work involved. Your class will appreciate your effort!!!!!

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    1. It does how my lesson when I focus on exactly what I want to demonstrate. There should be less wandering off topic.

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  8. At least you have got all your examples ready now. I like the current version and it will be good for your students to see the yellow coins working in different settings.

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    1. Yes. I will hold on to these for a while. They took quite a bit of time and illustrate these specific points. Plus I like showing options.

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  9. Yeah, it's a lot more than the actual class, BUT! Once you've done the prep, you can teach that class over and over. Your coins look great.

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    1. Thanks, Millie. I see now why teachers make and keep samples. It would be too much work to constantly remake them and you'd never have time to do anything else.

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