Hexies are the NEW rage! We are going to begin by cutting out your center in the hexie shape. You may “fussie” cut these if you have something special you would like to highlight in the center. You will use 1.5” strips of fabric around the six sides of the hexie. You may alternate them with light and dark strips, or you may like to do round one with lights and round two with darks. You may put them together with a background fabric and add borders. This class is super fun and easy with absolutely wonderful results each time.
Too many little squares? Looks can be deceiving. Use your scraps and strips piecing to create this snappy quilt. This quilt uses squares and triangles to make this scrappy delight. Set the blocks on point and you have a great quilt that was "sew" easy to make.
Oh how we love our log cabin quilts! This beautiful Americana quilt is made with one line of fabric, using 3 values, (dark, medium, and light) of red and blue fabrics each. It uses the same background for the entire quilt. Can you do this scrappy? Absolutely, using the values in different fabrics. There are 4 different blocks used to make this quilt. The blocks are a red, a blue, a border block and corner blocks. It will "trick your eyes" when you realize the construction secrets!
Are you seeing stars or squares? You can be a star when you create this beautiful scrap quilt of interlocking stars and squares. Leftover fabric or charm squares are wonderful for making this quilt.
Watch out! Augusta has her sleuthing shoes on again! Take a chance to make a quilt that remains a mystery until you finish the last clue. This is a great chance to use fabrics from your stash. You will see that you can create something beautiful without much planning beforehand.
And NOW, I have TWO NEW mysteries up my sleeve, so get ready!
Everyone loves stars! Use your scraps to make the 16 snaps then frame with stars. A New Original! A square on point separate each star.
A Cutting Bee is so much fun and has been getting rave reviews! You will use 1/2 yard cuts of fabric, cut strips, share with others, and being a new scrap quilt all in one class. You will have many, many possibilities from this "sharing session". Make new friends and a new quilt to cherish forever from this "group" project. No two quilts will be the same.
A fun scrappy quilt made with 4 patch units and half square triangles. A fabulous new way of piecing these units using 5 "squares"! From the book Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth and Charlene Thode. Guaranteed to be addictive!
Pinwheels spinning is a great pinwheel quilt using your bright scraps and a background fabric. The quilt comes from the More Nickel Quilts book, using 5 inch squares making the picket fence unit, which forms the pinwheel.
The Wheel of Fortune quilt is one of my favorites. I made this quilt years ago and entered it in a Richmond Quilt Guild Show. The quilt was sold during the show and that is my favorite quilt story! I will share my story with you! You will love making this quilt. You may choose to use a very controlled palette or my version, which is "Variety is the Spice of Life."
This beautiful quilt that uses your assorted 2 inch squares or strips. The four patch units are put on point and this quilt builds very quickly. It is a "happy quilt" that is indeed a scrappers delight! Start your collection of 2 inch squares and strips and let's start a confetti quilt.
Blue is my favorite color and being from North Carolina, "ain't nothing any finer"! You, of course, may choose to make it your favorite color or make it scrappy using all colors. This is a two block quilt using many 2 1/2 squares, constructing four patch units and combining them to make this fun traditional quilt.
This quilt is so easy and yet so striking! The Spinning Stars quilt is a wonderful quilt to put your stash to good use. For this quilt to "pop" it helps to use a sharp contrast of lights and darks. We will work on "value" as we get comfortable putting all our scraps together. We will make precise split nine patch blocks, joining them to form our Spinning Star.
This feathered star quilt probably has you wishing on a star that you too could make this beautiful quilt. Lots of small pieces may have your head spinning, but with step-by-step instructions, this feathered star with saw tooth border turns out perfect every time. You will be amazed how easily this design will go together. Good templates or a rotary cutter will make your wish come true. Large scale prints work well for making this design. This is a 6 hour class.
The new rage! These pinwheels are from a book by Eleanor Burns. The pinwheel quilts of primary colors were created for my two grandsons. This design is perfect for making two matching quilts simultaneously. The one quilt is the mirror image of the other. The third design has a dark center pinwheel with the mirror image on the corners or borders. A great two for one deal!
This quilt has endless possibilities. A stash of scraps and strip piecing is used to create this quilt. Sew the strips onto a plain square and you have beautifully bordered squares. Your next challenge will be to decide how you want to arrange the squares. The plain centers can be used for a friendship block, applique, intricate quilting design, novelty print of a family album. This design can be used to make a baby quilt, a wedding quilt, or an anniversary quilt. The possibilities really are endless as you wander down the garden path.
This is a great quilt that helps you use your stash. It involves making one block, repeating that block, and arranging them in a pleasing design. The block is made up of large half square triangle and 5 small half square triangles. I hope you love making half square triangles. You may choose to use all one background or a variety of different background fabrics. The block finishes as a 6 inch square. Look at your stash and throw in some "oldies" as well as your favorite colors.
If you would like you may work with one color family including lights to darks, or remember red, white, and blue always works.
Wow! Can you believe the comeback of the Log Cabin? Some traditions are just too good to let go. Now we have made it curve! The curves are created by using different size logs. The logs can be made from your stash or with fat quarters or a combination of both. Beginners as well as advanced quilters are equally intrigued with this design. The pattern possibilities for the log cabin are just endless, so come make your blocks and play with the plentiful designs. See you at the curve!
We will have many different possibilities of making stars, pinwheels, and stars with a ribbon border, using my fun, speedy way of making half square triangles. You can make the stars into a quilt by themselves, alternate with the pinwheel blocks, or make a quilt with just the pinwheel blocks. Or, you could make a Scrappy version! The technique is very fast and you will master it in the first hour and be able to build your stars very quickly. You may even want to make a quilt from each possibility! Come join in the excitement and see your stars twinkling!
What a fun little quilt that uses your stash of 1.5" strips. Cute as a button every time!
I bring my quilts and tell my stories from the beginning of my quilting career till the present and beyond. Always a great way to see my growth through the years.
This includes my scrappy quilts and I invite others to bring their scrap quilts to share. Many folks just love Scrap Quilts and what works and does not. Quilters are a wonderful sharing group. Always a fantastic time.
With my many short cut--make quilt life easier , tricks all will want to try. This lecture is with my projector showing my shortcuts, projects, favorite methods and tools, as well as wonderful quilts.
I bring quilts with me that show many colors, fabrics, patterns & themes. This lecture has lots of different quilts and thoughts, one idea which grows - into many!