I love the look of hexies, and I enjoy sewing them using English Paper Piecing, but I also enjoy sewing them on my machine with no Y-seams! For the last two weeks in my blog, I have been traveling down memory lane. I showed some of the quilts that I have made in my 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop Introduction, and I showed my Eagle Scout Memory quilt. However, it is time to write about what I am doing now. What have I been up to? I have been preparing workshop samples!
Honeycomb Quilt Workshop
This workshop will feature the Honeycomb Quilt pattern by Quilt in a Day. The pattern comes with the needed templates. However, I cut my hexies and equilateral triangles using my Accuquilt cutter and dies. Including the equilateral triangles is the key to sewing this hexie quilt with no Y-seams. In the photo below, I show my progress on the workshop sample. I am using the Deco State Flowers fabric by Tiffany Lerman from In the Beginning. I used a light gray blender for the triangles so that there would be a little more contrast for the mainly white fabric hexies. I wanted a scrappy look, but I liked the idea of having a state flowers theme for the quilt.
To help ensure that the fabrics were more evenly distributed, I divided the cut hexies into three groups. I tried to get the different fabric included and evenly distributed in each group. Now I am sewing the quilt in sections with one group of fabrics in each section. This seems to be working well.
When I teach this workshop, I would like to teach it in two three-hour sessions that are spaced at least one week apart. In the first session, I would teach how to cut the hexies and how to sew them into rows. Participants would then have time to sew the rows of hexies for their quilt. In the second session, I would teach how to sew the rows together and how to sew the binding after it is quilted.
Flower Power Table Runner
This workshop will be a shorter version of the Honeycomb Workshop, but will feature the no Y-seam hexies as well. The pattern Flower Power Table Runner is from Quilt in a Day and includes the needed templates. The sample is ready for quilting! It was made from a Connecting Threads kit.
The Flower Power Table Runner Workshop could be taught in one three-hour session if hexies and triangles were cut ahead of time. I am thinking of offering optional fabric kits at additional cost. The kits would contain all the fabric for the table runner top and binding, and all of the hexies and equilateral triangles would be pre-cut!
You might want to see the other workshops I am offering. If you have a guild who might be interested in hosting a workshop, or if your quilt shop might be interested in sponsoring one, please contact me. I live in Oklahoma, but I travel as well!
The New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop is taking a week off, but we will be back on May 8, 2017. I hope that you join us!
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.