A friend who knew I was sewing with the little girls this year showed me a quilt top she had made and recommended Quilt in a Day by Eleanor Burns. Apparently she is a strip quilting/machine piecing pioneer.
I eventually did some research and mentioned that I would try quilting with Rebecca this fall. Unfortunately, I doubted Marianna would have time due to commuting, school, homework, sports, etc. Well, C volunteered to teach Marianna the process this summer. What a gift!
She met us at the fabric store (in the last few days of a big sale) and spent nearly two hours coaching us through fabric selection. (Log cabin piecing requires a specific size and color coordination.) Here's what we purchased:
And here's the result so far:
I'm grateful and impressed. Marianna is justifiably thrilled and proud.