05 Jun

Stack ‘n Whack workshop

On Saturday, Val taught an epic stack ‘n whack workshop to make a hexagon star quilt. With the precision cutting and piecing strategies, it was invaluable having a teacher right there to help us along!

Norine sewed up a lovely Hawaiian fabric quilt top. It’s amazing that all of the kaleidoscopic hexagons were created with the same fabric that’s in the outermost border!

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Alli made a Cotton + Steel version. Since she didn’t include a border, it’s hard to tell, but all of the hexagons are made from the stripy Paper Cuts Earth print.

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Cotton + Steel Paper Cuts Earth

29 May

Travel Quilt workshop

On Saturday, Val taught a fantastic travel quilt workshop. The quilts are batting-less, and the front and back are joined along half of the inside seams in a really neat technique. They’re perfect for folding up small and taking on plane trips, and they’re also great for gifting!

Val showed us how to make the quilts even more quickly by using half-yard cuts and strip piecing, and Norine made an adorable one using Cotton + Steel prints.

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Roxy finished a happy dots quilt during the workshop.

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New quilter Toni finished her very first quilt, ever, during the workshop!

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Alli made an Elsa quilt for her niece. 😀

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Nancy L sewed a planes, trains, and clouds quilt for her son!

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Nancy F was the only student who didn’t use the strip piecing method — she planned her layout before class and sewed her quilt together with blocks she had cut out beforehand. It turned out wonderfully!

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