Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Working on blocks and my ASG meeting

Last night was my ASG meeting. I gave out block 3, Spools for them to work on this month. I had good and bad feedback from them about the last block. Nearly everyone liked the blocks except for two people. One girl said she didn't want to do anymore half square triangles. She said she had alot of trouble with them. I told her I was sorry but she would have to deal with them again cuz the block this month used them too... That got me to thinking. I remember when I first started piecing...I didn't like to do flying geese. I had so much trouble with the triangles lining up properly and I would always cut off the tips or beaks or points or whatever you want to call them... Today, I know I can do flying geese about 5 or 6 different ways now and that goes for half square triangles too. It just depends what method I want to use as to which way I do them. Starting out though, I thought it all had to be done one way or it wasn't right. Isn't it funny how time, effort and knowledge of your subject make such a difference in your comfort level? This lady was so stressed out about the block, I don't think she enjoyed it at all. Piecing is not always easy to learn and people learn different ways to do things. Some learn from seeing, some from reading, some from doing, etc...I am fortunate that I can read and do it but it is always helpful to see it too. Youtube has some good videos on making half square triangles so I'm going to suggest those to her. I found some by going to Youtube and typing in quilting for beginners. Then looking for half square triangles. There are several but the ones I wanted her to see are from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. and from Quiltbug. Isn't the internet great? I love it that we live it this age where we have all this knowledge at our fingertips...til next time....

1 comment:

Miss 376 said...

lol, I know exactly how she feels. Meant to tell you Teddy started his journey on Tuesday

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