On to my next class where we focus on reading a block for yardage requirements.
Lesson 1 was simply terminology that I needed to be familiar with in order to proceed to the next lesson. I think I was already familiar with all of it, or it was all very self explanatory.
Lesson 2 teaches how to "read" blocks and the basic formula for figuring yardage needed. I will probably not memorize the formula, but if I were to use it plenty it would become fairly logical.
Lesson 3 applies lesson 1 and 2 to the Double Irish Chain Baby Quilt project coming up in this class. I call this lesson the instant gratification of learning. Application. My favorite part, in just about anything.
Just to keep accountable, I scanned my calculation page, but my pencil didn't show up dark enough. Therefore, I'll spare you my mess. I did do all the calculations, and came up with the same numbers as in the book. The tricky parts were:
- Remembering which grid size you're using for going across cut length vs. running length down the block.
- I had to look at and read the explanation for Block B about 10 times before I finally understood how to find 4 different like units. Pay attention. I'm not at all sure I would have figured out that the top units are not the same as the side units on my own.
After dropping off the machine, I decided since I was out, to start my hunt for fabric for the next project: Carrie's Inlaid Tile Table Runner.
Grrr.Matching the type of fabrics used is not going to happen because I can't find a border fabric that runs parallel to the selvage that is suitable for a table runner.This is what I ended up with. The fabric is from the Kate of Spain line.