What the Hex?

Most patch-workers are familiar with hexagons, usually in English Paper Piecing, where we carefully hand sew the pieces together, after having first painstakingly basted each one onto its paper foundation. And very lovely it can be, too…..BUT speedy it ain’t!

Today I finished the second of two workshops using an easy approach to machine sewing hexagons together so that you can stitch a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt even if hand sewing really isn’t your thing. It was a fun little class and all of the ladies seemed to enjoy it. Everyone got to grips with the technique, most managed at least one rosette and two ladies even produced a completed cushion by the end of the day!

As ever, I was delighted by the creativity of all of the students – it’s always a thrill to see what they come up with and I love to see the different fabrics and colour combinations. You're awesome, ladies!

I can hardly believe that the final Class Series of the term, Finishing School – Fabulous Finishes for Fantastic Quilts, begins next Thursday. The term has flown by! Drop me a line if you’d like to join us to make crisp mitred bindings, bindings with piping and flanges, a faced edge finish and even have a go at some fun prairie points.

In the meantime, take a look at these photos of the lovelies that I've had in so far....

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