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Forty Fabulous Years with Eleanor Burns Part 4



How appropriate for April... these two blocks, Grandma's Star and Bear's Paw seem to be very suited to spring.  These blocks will allow us to review some of the construction methods we've already conquered, and take the challenge of trying some new ones.

With Grandma's Star we'll review the Triangle in a Square Unit and pair in with some Four-Patch Units.  A great practice block that results in a very different look.

The Bear's Paw has been a long-time traditional favorite.  It lends itself easily to fussy cuts if you're so inclined.  We'll discover Eleanor's quick and simple method for creating multiple Half Square Triangles.

Please bring to class:

  • Your Forty Fabulous Years textbook
  • Your selected fabrics for your blocks
  • 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 that use can easily maneuver to mark and cut your smaller fabric pieces
  • 4 ½” fussy cut or square up ruler and/or a 6" square up ruler (if you’re doing 6” finished blocks, substitute a 2 ½” fussy cut or square up ruler for the 4 ½” ruler).
  • The Quilt in a Day® Triangle in a Square rulers or a comparable ruler for creating your Triangle-in-a-Square units
  • Your LUNCH                                                                       

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 rotary cutters.


Instructor: Laurie Lou Hood, Certified Quilt In A Day® Teacher

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