Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Partial, y seams and assorted

     Over a week ago, my co-chair in programming at my guild and I did an all day workshop on y seams and partial seams for our guild. We did hexagons- made a Tumbling block placemat and coaster and also wanted to teach the inset tile block. We ran behind because people did not precut the fabric as per handout instructions, so we lost about an hour and were only able to demonstrate the tile block. The block is called Scrappy Bow Tie by Rita from Red Pepper Quilts. However, I redesigned it so it would use 5" blocks, perfect to use up charm packs. We also made a unique way to cut the angle for the tiles. We also made marking templates from the cheap cutting mats from the dollar store.
      I don't think the cool color blocks are going to mesh with the warm ones. I may have to make two separate quilts. I think a 1" finished white border may look like grout and could improve the quilt.


Debbie said...

Wow a lot of work to put this together. Really like the scrappy tile /bow tie block. And your idea for the white grout lines!

Mystic Quilter said...

Two separate quilts sounds good to me - the more the merrier!! Good results from your workshop.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

When I first started quilting, I made a bow tie quilt for my inlaws. It had y seams. I didn't have a clue that they were hard, or that there were other ways to make that block. I just made the blocks anyways. It wasn't that hard. The lady who taught me to quilt had us make our first (mini) quilt all by hand, using templates and drawing the seam line on the pieces. I did the same with the bow tie blocks, so that I'd know where to stop and start sewing.

Linda said...

I like the combination of colors you are using, your quilts are amazing.

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