Last weekend I was teaching in Hershey, Pennsylvania – and this weekend here I am in Alaska. Quilters from coast to coast and then some!
Jean brought a hexie top she had inherited….teeny tiny pieces ----that is my thimble right there on top of one rosette!
At some point it had gotten wet in a basement, and she was forced to wash it before mildew and mold did its damage ---She was asking us what she could do to best finish it.
Pieces and parts in a box – complete with pieces of “THAT GREEN” to set them.
Main section --- one row only partially attached.
Every scrap most likely has a story behind it – don’t you wish you knew?
The consensus was that you just get in there and DO IT! We agreed she should make a template from the extra hexies – and do a few trial rosettes on her own in her own scrap fabrics to get the technique down, and when she was ready ---dig in and finish this top. It’s a treasure for sure!
We also had a Tumelo Trail in autumn tones. Beautiful!
Tumelo Trail is one of my favorites from Scraps & Shirttails II
Sweet Maverick Stars!
I love how the light backgrounds and dark backgrounds alternate – fun!
Maverick Stars is found under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.
Lovely Antique Bow-tie!
Close up! Love the pops of cheddar and yellow --This top is circa 1900!
Goodness, aren’t these great? The blocks were about 2” each.
This antique top was owned and cherished by our quilter who then made this in a previous leader/ender challenge:
Closer up still!
Our Cheddar Bow-tie Leader/Ender Challenge is found under the free patterns tab ---Just scroll down to Cheddar Bow-ties!
I can’t wait to see what the ladies have to share here in Alaska! I am setting this to post as I head off to set up for this morning’s class here ---
First weekend of August 2013 – what will YOU do with it?