Monday, August 20, 2012

The Granddaughter Star

Over the last couple of months I've been trying to get all my class samples done, handouts ready and class plans written. I'm excited for my new class, Machine Piecing Hexagons. I think I have some good info about cutting and piecing hexes as well as lots of tips to make this technique work smoothly for quilters. I'm rolling out this class in Minneapolis at Sewtropolis on September 15th and I'll also be teaching the 1/2 day version at Quilt Con.

In addition to all the technique info, I want to give folks a bunch of modern hexagon inspiration, so I've been working hard on some modern hexagon designs. I can't wait to show you all of them, but for now, here's one of my favs. I'm calling it "The Granddaughter Star."
I really like this design...lots of graphic punch!
I only have the last 4 columns left to piece, but I don't know when I'll get back to it.  I sure hope to have it finished for the Minneapolis folks!

Good news!  Alissa let me know that the Action Kivu fundraiser has been extended one more day. We've done really well, but haven't reached our goal.  Every dollar counts for this organization, so now is the time to give if you haven't, give a little bit more, or if you happen to know Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, (or anyone else you think might want to support this cause), ask them to click that donate button.


Kate said...

Looking great! Wish I could attend your class to hone my skills :)

Leanne said...

Your classes are on my list if I can get a ticket to Quiltcon. I love the hexie star - there are so many modern options for hexagons.

patty a. said...

I am glad the fundraiser was extended one more day. I was a little slow in the head last week and did not realize there was a deadline. Thanks for the reminder!

Betty said...

Thanks for your daily inspiration - it makes such a difference. And I've just donated to Action Kivu - sorry to be tardy!

cinzia said...

great name for the quilt!

Pile O Fabric said...

I love Stockholm this is going to be awesome!