Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lone Star Class

Last Saturday I taught the second part of  the Lone Star quilt at The Patchwork Angel.  The girls all had their 8 star points pieced.  We had started piecing these in the first class.  So this last class was sewing the background to the star points then sewing the star together.

I was very excited to see the Lone Stars come together.  And when they did the results were beautiful.

Here they are,

Vicki's purple pansy's and gold

Deb's shades of blue

Kathryn's blues, greens and yellow

Jenny made hers in Christmas colours and prints

Gail used purple batiks with blue and hot pink mixed in

Bridget had an Aboringal print as a focus and great tone on tones to highlight

Deb has greens and a great aqua
 I love teaching this class, every one has a different set of fabrics and creates a different feel to all the others.  So if you are thinking about making a Lone Star quilt I will be teaching this again in October and November this year at The Patchwork Angel.  I would love to see your interpretation of this stunning quilt.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

White Wedding Hexagons

I finished the hexagons, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a close up of the piecing....
I started basting my hexagons at the same time my son started Kart racing.  This was something to do while in car and to also help with my anxiety with my son racing around a track at great speeds.  So two and half years later I am done piecing.
I have used Civil War Reproduction fabrics for the pieced diamonds and many random Shirtings, from white backgrounds to tans,  for the neutral sashings 
this is a big quilt, 114" x 91", it does not fit in my camera screen,

These are 1" hexagons and I have no idea or want to know, how many I have pieced into this top.  I do have heaps of leftovers that have just been put away with my hexagon papers, not to be touched for maybe a year or two.  I am kind of  done with hexagons.  I have started another EPP project for Karting road trips, the papers have a 45 degree angle this time.

It looks different from this angle.  I just love this quilt and hope to get it quilted one day now, just trying to find the perfect backing......  I am counting this as a finish though.

I hope you like it also.