Forty Fabulous Years from Eleanor Burns Part 2



Wow!  We've made the big design decisions about our Forty Fabulous Years quilt... size of quilt, size of block, and the biggie.... FABRICS!  We've been introduced to the wonderful log cabin ruler and the ease of creating our log cabin blocks with Eleanor's chain-pieced method.  

Now we get to step into the sampler blocks, one by one, and see how they're done!

Our first block will be the Silent Star, a variation of the classic Ohio Star.  We'll learn the basic block units of Half Square patches and Quarter Square patches Eleanor Burns style.

Then, following the textbook's sequence, we'll play with Independence Square.  We'll use simple strip piecing to create three different types of units including the classic nine patch.

Please bring to class:

  • Your Forty Fabulous Years textbook
  • Your selected fabrics
  • Your sewing machine - remember your power cord, foot petal, and 1/4" foot
  • Your small cutting mat and rotary cutter (large ones will be available in the classroom for your use)
  • Your basic machine sewing tools and supplies including thread, bobbins, seam ripper (you know, just in case someone else needs to borrow one), thread snips, etc.
  • 6" x 12", 4" x 14" or similar sized acrylic ruler
  • 4 ½” fussy cut or square up ruler and/or a 6" square up ruler
  • Your LUNCH
  • Anything else you'd like to have handy to keep you comfy as you enjoy your class

Please note:
If you do not already have the rulers mentioned, the instructor will have a sample of each available for your classroom use - realize this may require sharing with others.  The rulers mentioned will be used for future blocks in the Forty Fabulous quilt as well.

Also available in the classroom for your use are ironing boards, irons, large cutting mats and, oh yes, perhaps the most important, our chocolate snack basket.






Instructor: Laurie Lou Hood, Certified Quilt in a Day Instructor
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