I know this has all been so Jenny Doan centric but, I can't help myself. She was very inspirational. She is a great speaker and her enthusiasm and charm is undeniable.
I did not take any notes but my friend Sandy of Quilting For The Rest Of Us did. A few little things that are helpful to keep tucked under your hat.
Measurements and Precuts
1 charm pack makes a baby blanket
2 makes a crib quilt
3 makes a lap quilt
4 makes a twin with some fabric for a border
1 layer cake makes a twin
2 a Queen with some fabric for border
1 jelly roll a twin
2 a Queen
1 jelly roll is 2 3/4 yards
1 layer cake is 2 3/4 yards
It takes about 3 yards to make a twin size quilt.
Now, isn't that helpful if you are a precut buyer?!?!
And, yes, her tutorials are mostly precuts but you can make your own!
For the Disappearing Nine Patch, which Sandy calls- D9P (love it- sounds like some new chemical, when in fact it is all natural quilt terminology).
-Experiment with different placement of blocks to make different variations.
-Line up blocks to make corner stone sashing without the fuss of tiny squares.
-Put sashing between the blocks for another variation.
Missouri Star Quilt Company posts Jenny's video tuts every Friday. Do you know how many tuts there are? More than I thought that is for sure. I have subscribed to them for a while from You Tube.
Missouri Star Quilt Company's templates are made to fit precuts. Very convenient!
Interesting tidbit, 70% of quilters begin quilting after a loss. For me- so true. From social worker to homemaker/stay at home Mom. It gives me job satisfaction. I thought it was cooking and baking for so long but my efforts are gobbled up in ten minutes. My quilts will live on for a while.