Show and Tell

Laurie Schierer took my Pick-Up Sticks class at the Hands All Around Quilt Guild a couple of weeks ago in Normal, IL. Not only is her quilt amazing, it is also quilted and bound! Way to go, Laurie! (The Pick-Up Sticks pattern is in my book, The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color.)


During the design part of this class, we put together student blocks in a variety of sets. It occurred to me that you could add triangles to the blocks to form a center (wonky) square. Laurie ran with that idea and I’m so glad she did!

Here are just a few of the other settings, combining student blocks, that we played with:



7 thoughts on “Show and Tell

  1. Hi Becky,

    I read all your emails, you are a wealth of information, thank you. I really like this quilt that Laurie made. I immediately thought it would make a great Quilts of Valor quilt, since we have some very light background fabric that needs a purpose.

    Our group Red River Quilts/QOVF is just forming in North Dakota, we haven’t actually sent in the form yet, but hope to get that done this week. Is your Pick up Sticks pattern for sale as a single pattern? Or might you be willing to share it with us? If not, that is okay, doesn’t hurt to ask, right? Do you think it would be a good choice for our group?

    Enjoy your day, Lori



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