|Recognise 2 of these fabrics??|
The class I went to was a bit of mix, with some people bringing along an ongoing project to get advice and guidance, and there were a couple of beginners like me who just wanted to have a go at a bit of patchwork. I picked out the disappearing 9 pattern for my quilt which looks quite complex but is actually quite easy. The trickiest thing is cutting all those darn squares out to begin with (mine needed 36 squares!!).
You sew up the squares in rows of 3. Then sew 3 rows of 3 together to form a block of 9 squares. Then (and here's the clever bit) you cut down the middle of each block vertically then horizontally:
|My high-tech diagram|
After I got home I laid them out on the floor and played around with them to get them into a pattern I (just about) liked, so now I am numbering them and stacking them up to sew together another day.