Sunday, September 23, 2012


Now that I've facilitated some workshops, I guess I should somehow let people know.  So, here's a page of workshops I have given and some I'm ready to give.  All are a day long and there's enough time to produce at least 4 blocks using the techniques taught. 

Oh Frasson's Mod Mosaic Technique


This block is more of a technique than a pattern.  Using scraps, or strips of coordinating fabric you put together blocks of various sizes. 

Gees Bend Style Quilt


This block is also more of a technique than a pattern.  Big blocks are made then cut in quarters and re-assembled.  If you use pieced sashing, you get an all-over pattern.

Stack and Cut Technique for a Ripples Quilt


Libbie's Quilt Finished! by Quilt Circle
Libbie's Quilt Finished!, a photo by Quilt Circle on Flickr.

This technique involves stacking several fabrics, then cutting it with gentle curves.  Next you put the pieces back together alternating the fabrics.  With straight angled cuts you get a "Hop Skip and Jump" style quilt.  With curved cuts you get a ripple effect.

Paul's Pennants and Sailboats

This one uses a paper template to cut the triangles, then a nifty technique for insetting them into the background fabric with very little waste.  If you want pennants, you connect them with a thin strip, if you want boats, you make the triangles into sails and add a hull.  I used strips of 30's reproduction fabrics for this one.

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Here's photos from Sanja's flicker stream of my next and bigger version of the quilt
I used strips of 40's reproduction fabrics for this one.  You could also use a single fabric for each triangle, or sew together charm packs for blockier triangles.  Solids would make them look more like the signal flags that are used on big boats.

Paul's Christmas Tree Christmas Tree Skirt


With 8 big triangles and some thin strips for garland, you end up with a forest of Christmas trees around your Christmas tree.

Pickup Sticks


This technique is all about inserting one inch strips into a block.

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