The last week has been a cold one. And for those of us in the Midwest, it is another week before the planned warm-up. The weather definitely had me looking for my best mittens.
These are made of wool and have kept my hands warm even when cross-country skiing in sub-zero temperature.
Gloves may be considered more "adult" -- but mittens are definitely warmer. Mittens are warmer than gloves (made with the same materials) because, unlike with gloves, your fingers can share warmth. Mittens also have less total surface area for body heat to escape.
I didn't include this in the video, but I came up with a couple of ideas to use the mitten block. Can you guess the layout that was used for each of these quilts. Both of these quilts use the snowflake motif from last weeks blog post.
If you missed the post with the snowflake motif, you can learn more here (and make your own mug rug).
I look forward to seeing what you do with the Mitten block(s). Share your designs on the Learning EQ Facebook group.
TKQ Masters Border Challenge Show
In November I challenged members to design a quilt around a border fabric. How many of us have that perfect fabric -- and then are afraid to cut it up. The solution is to cut it up virtually first!
I found three different border fabrics for them to design around. However, none were cropped and sized correctly. So they first had to start with fixing that issue. And then incorporate the border fabric in a block or quilt.
Here are their quilts.
Want to Know More about TKQ Masters?
Tech Know Quilters members are eligible for the Masters program after completing 12 months of Tech Know Quilter classes. Masters members receive fewer lessons each month, with more time to devote to their own projects and challenges.
Drop me a note if you have completed over 12 months of Tech Know Quilters and are interested in learning more about the Masters program.
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