Monday, February 11, 2019

The Double Slice and the FFA

As you are reading this ... there are 6 of us crazy quilters prepping to teach the FFA ( Future Farmers of America) how to make Quilts of Valor!!


We had 90 Students sign up - so see me tomorrow.... and see what we look like right? ha ha!

I decided that we needed to make a fun , simple block -so we will be teaching them Missouri Stars Double Slice Block

and look at me!

This pile here - is 360  - 10 inch squares!!

I sorta figured that each student could maybe make 4 blocks each? Maybe? but then as the day goes on - I might have the new students start putting them into quilt tops.... we shall see how the day goes!!

and these three blocks are going with me - Ms Deb - One of our quilters taught us how to make this block at our last QOV sew day - I took 3 extras home with me to finish... and she will be making lovely quilts with a lot of these from all our quilters!




Enjoy your day!!

11 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Have fun teaching them. 90 is a lot! Several of us taught middle school kids how to make some blocks for QoV several years ago. Funny thing, the boys wanted to sew, but the girls just wanted to watch. Thank goodness we only had about a dozen kids between the 5-6 of us.

Donna said...

You and the others are brave to teach the FFA students how to sew! I am sure some will have some sewing experience. It’s also great these students are making QOV blocks! A win win all around! Can’t wait to hear about your experience and see some pictures! Love that block, what a great way to use up half square triangles!

Jan Schell said...

What a great block! I will be using that in my next QOV! Thanks for ALL you do!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Good luck with the students - I suspect they'll surprise you with their abilities. And I really like that block that Ms. Deb shared with you!

Melinda said...

How lucky are those 90 students to be getting a quilting lesson from you. Have a great time.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I hope you have a great day with the students; I hope it goes smoothly!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Best of luck with your FFA quilt students!

Unknown said...

90 Students is AWESOME!! I taught Home Ec, back in the day, and most of the kids love to sew. I hope they rock it with some wonderful finished quilts!!

Farm Quilter said...

Love the kids in FFA!!! I hope they all surprise you with their aptitude and ability to piece the blocks!!

Janice Holton said...

Wow! What an adventure! I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!

Kate said...

Wow 90 students? You should get a lot of blocks out of that!