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Checkers Picnic Quilt in Progress

Last week I continued quilting lessons with my mom by working on a new checker board quilt.  We wanted to make a picnic quilt that was whimsical and easy.

The idea of a checker board just seemed too fun.

But my first thought was… with all those small squares, this quilt will take forever!

Not when my mom is teaching me the ropes.

The technique is so easy.  Black, white, then black strips are sewn together.  Next make a white, black, white strip.

They are stacked together and cut out.  Each one form 1/3 of a nine patch…

Now it’s quick and easy to build each block.

And with each block…

It’s easy to build the quilt.  I love quilting with my mom.  She makes things so clear and easy.

She is precise without being too fussy.  See how each seam comes together neatly.

Even the back of the quilt is neat and precise.

One of the other things I love about working with my mom is watching her hands.

I could see her hands in a photograph and know them immediately.  Her hands are rarely idle and can usually be found quilting, cooking, knitting, cleaning, or gardening.  They are strong working hands, with lots of character.  I love my mom’s hands.


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