These pinwheel squares are being done by a lady who is very accomplished at hand sewing. She is getting used to machine work. When she cut the triangles with a rotary cutter, she was amazed at the speed, accuracy, and ease of rotary cutting. She had never used one before. For a beginning quilt maker her accuracy is amazing.
Not all the folks have a sewing machine. However, the Senior Center has about a dozen that were donated. This poor student got stuck with this ol' relic.
One of the things we stressed at the beginning of the 12 week session was to pick a project that they felt they could finish. This learner wanted to make a wall hanging that had John Deere tractors as a theme. She is hand quilting the hanging. Next will be hot pads to match.
This last photo is kinda what I had in mind for a beginner. This will end up being a large lap quilt.
All and all I am glad that I consented to being a co-teacher of these quilt making beginners. The class members are all senior citizens, some only 55 to 60 years old while one is 85 years old. I felt right at home. Each and every one will have a completed quilt project when the class is over. And each will be proud of the work that they have done. I will however, try to recruit some males for the next go-around.