Last Saturday my granddaughter, Madeline (AKA Maddie) Yen and her friend, Ashley Aut, took a quilt workshop with me at Quilters by the Sea. My friend, Carol Logue, a certified Quilt in a Day instructor, was teaching “Silent Star”, an Eleanor Burns pattern. I decided to only make three of the stars and the ribbon border and turn it into a nice table runner. It is about all I can manage at this time. I completed two stars and a bit of the ribbon.
Since this was the girls first quilt class, earlier in the week I had them work on a jelly roll quilt top to learn to sew a straight line and the basics of working a sewing machine. Carol had them doing a Tossed Nine Patch, Eleanor Burns version of a Disappearing Nine Patch. Maddie made 10 blocks and Ashley made 8 blocks. Pretty darn good. More than any of us got done.
But, look what they made using those blocks.
Bags, bags, and more bags. I’m so proud of them. They are bringing home some pretty cool gifts.