Today Tom decided to get his block made and I guided him through the process of making quarter-square triangle units for the first time. I like to use a system of sewing and then cutting so that you aren't working with bias edges. I also like to oversize my squares and trim to size so that HST's and QST's are always perfect. I showed Tom how to do this and he created a beautiful block. He picked his fabrics up in Joplin a couple of weeks ago and had very specific reasons for each fabric choice..one reminds him of an alligator, one a snake, another swamp grass, and the light fabric represents moonlight. This is the most complicated block he has pieced in his fairly short quilting career. I'm so proud of him! Isn't he a good student?
Friday and Saturday we were gone most of the day but I did get two more Dutch Treat blocks done.